Here at the Archaeology in Tennessee blog, I may occasionally say or do something with regard to Tennessee archaeology and American archaeology that will upset someone’s traditional apple cart. Indeed, some of you may think I am crazy because my words and deeds occasionally clash with what you believe and your understanding of the archaeological world—or your untested fantasies about it that you do not want to honestly face.
This brought to mind my favorite quote from the late Steve Jobs, and I subscribe to it. Indeed, famous anthropologist Margaret Mead once said something very similar. Here is the Steve Jobs quotation:
Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. ~ Steve Jobs (1955-2011)