Leverage – Literally
"Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the earth with a lever" – Archimedes
"Give me the right program and I'll get this damn job done twenty times faster" – Steven Savage, many times.
I talk about leveraging technology a lot here, meaning taking advantage of the power of technology for our lives and career. The word "leverage" is used casually by many people (including myself), but when it comes to technology, understanding that word is a key to using technology effectively. If you understand the concept of "leverage" you have a very powerful tool for evaluating the usefulness of any given piece of technology.