Jul 02

Expertise in Unusual Domains

It’s tempting to call this kind of thing ‘stupid human tricks’ but it’s really awesome human tricks.  I’m regularly fascinated by people who have pushed themselves to achieve extremely high levels of skill in offbeat areas.  The skill performance her is amazing, clearly thousands of hours of practice.


With a lot of the more traditional skill areas that people push the performance boundaries way out, there is an obvious reward to getting very good.  Music, visual arts, sports, even chess, all have big audiences that will reward being among the best in the world.  Yoyo-ing has to be a bit different.  Maybe I just don’t know the size of the audience, but it seems like the kind of thing you get good at if you think juggling is too mainstream.

Pretty amazing to watch, though.



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