- Complexity and ambiguity
- Communication and presentation
- Customer and employee satisfaction
Naturally, a bit of debate ensued–humanities and science majors are both well trained for that. And I found myself relating to many angles discussed.
While I agree with most of Tony’s observations, I wouldn’t suggest that I might have prevented the BP oil spill.
But on the other hand, I never dreamed as a baby English major, even while taking turns on our academic journal’s dedicated typesetting computer, that my work would become dependent upon technology, and that I’d even become a passionate contributor to it. Maybe we can’t be classified by majors anymore.
We’ve always had our Renaissance examples. When I was sixteen, I visited a friend’s American-on-sabbatical family in Germany, where the physics professor dad designed my itinerary like a course in humanities, his true avocation. It seemed remarkable at the time.
Now what else could we be? How could we not be interdisciplinary, constantly learning, collaborative beings?
What a great era for creating–on as many canvases as possible!