Rantings of a MADMAN named Hubbard Episode 24
From Outline of Technique 80, Route to Infinity, 19 May 1952:
"And by the way, you don't need experience. That's
another operation. There is no sense at all in your
having to remember having been taught how to do
something or other. There is no sense in that. You
should be able to suddenly BE the thing, and
therefore you can do it.
To BE is to KNOW.
You should be able, by the way, not ever to have to
remember an engineering formula or anything like this.
You don't go back down the time track to look at the
book in a facsimile. That is a secondary operation
and not an optimum one!
What you do is go to the library and look at it and
go so fast and come back so fast that you don't know
Somebody walks up to you and says, "What is the
wavelength of sputter-guffs?"
And you say, "Well, it's 8216 to the minus umpf."
And they say, "Well, how did you know that? My, that
was bright! How did you know that?"
"Well, I just knew it." "
Every time Hubbard opened his mouth he just proved more & more how little he really knew about anything (except coning people)!