As to Spilett, his skill and efficiency were a daily wonder to Pencroff.
Part of the impetus for this growth was the increasedaccess to conference lines, which allowed skills and lore to be more widelvdisseminated.
I take it, that had its effect upon me, as a touch of nature; but the skill with which the one followed up whatever the other said, was a touch of art which I was still less proof against.
The all-round skill of the mountaineer becomes the subdivided, specialized skill of many different men, who are supplemented with increasingly complex equipment.
My skill is my portion given to the world,' he says. '
The skill of an apothecary is a much nicer and more delicate matter than that of any artificer whatever; and the trust which is reposed in him is of much greater importance.
My skill is the grandest magic on earth, the common magic of every day.
Skill, generally, is the capacity of speedy habituation.
The implication is that although the person in question may consider mastery of UNIX arcana to be a wizardly skill, the only real skill involved is the ability to tolerate (and the bad taste to wallow in) the incoherence and needless complexity that is alleged to infest many UNIX programs.