The real accomplishment of modern science and technology consists
in taking ordinary men, informing them narrowlyand
deeply and then, through appropriate organization,
arranging to have their knowledge combined
with that of other specialized but equally ordinary
men. This dispenses with the need for genius.Theresulting
performance, though lessinspiring, is far more
predictable. John Kenneth Galbraith The New Industrial State.
The detective novel isthe classic example of a specialized form of
art removed from contact with the life it pretends to
build on. Sir V(ictor) S(awdon) Pritchett In the New Statesman,16 Jun.