"Hm. I recall a story about some Down syndrome teenager: "Don't you think they aren't smart! He knew everything there was to know about Marvel Comics!"
To which my thought was, "Where were his parents?"…"
"Actually, this is another area where our advice and rhetoric need to improve. What we call trolling requires certain skills and personality traits. It requires persistence, some emotional intelligence, and no need of being liked. …"
"Janissaries, Jerry Pournelle. US troops stranded on a low-tech world try to reinvent civilization.
There are so many ideas that if you cd just somehow get them back to the past, you could change the ancient world.