|icon_uk (icon_uk) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-05-28 22:46:00
|Entry tags:||char: andromeda/laurel gand, char: brainiac 5/querl dox, char: invisible kid/lyle norg, creator: jeff moy, creator: tom peyer, group: legion of super-heroes, publisher: dc comics|
The difference between "clever" and "smart"
I'm not a scientist, but I DO work at a place which has some of the cleverest people in the country on staff; brilliant engineers who have built everything from satellites and landers to particle accelerators, software developers who helped build the Internet, physicists of every flavour from particle physics to the sort that require more dimensions than the Great old Ones inhabit... Seriously, their combined IQ would be terrifying.. But are they SMART as well as clever? That's a difficult question.
A former Chief Exec used to tell a story about visiting another research establishment, and asking how many scientists were employed there. Their CE told him "We have around two hundred scientists, and one inventor"... when asked to elaborate on what the difference was he was told "The inventor isn't the best scientist we have, but it's his output that allows us to pay for the two hundred scientists!"
And how does this relate to comics, well, this is a case study, as it were, of the difference between the two concepts of clever and smart...