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Poem: "Homekeeping"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 10th, 2013 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)


>>They're going to need a decent hacker out there to get them all the info they need.<<

Hackers and programmers they have. Information, therefore, they can probably get.

>> Parts wear out, and although they probably have enough spares in the Minotaur's scrapyard, you have to know how... which means tech manuals and training videos. Plus, if they need to make new parts, or even stuff that hasn't existed before, someone's got to know how to build stuff. <<

It's the practical, non-combat skills they lack. They have at least some maintenance folk: Backup is adequate and I think Babs is quite good. Operetta is a skilled inventor. I'm not sure if any of them will turn out handy at making useful objects from scratch. They may have some simple production capacity somewhere, but probably not a lot. In order to fill out into a functional society, they'll need to retrain a fair number of folks.
From: siliconshaman Date: March 10th, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Fair point... although it sounds like at least one of them is going to have to take up knitting!

Which, if I recall correctly, some non-NT types find soothing, so maybe there's someone who already has that skill set. Although I can't imagine getting wool out there would be easy, which is going to lead to serious cravings knowing how some knitters are yarn-junkies and will build up quite a stash given the option.
siege From: siege Date: March 10th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

And of course, the yarn stash will always have the Right yarn and Not-The-Right yarn for any given project. This is why knitters trade yarns.
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