As a Triumph motorcycle owner
(I rode from London to Zahara de los Atunes to attend my own wedding) and a technologist (I design and build websites and mobile apps for a living), I can see where Robert is coming from.
Taking the time to understand the inner workings of the most critical (or annoying) objects, systems, processes that we interact with on a day-to-day basis pays dividends in the long run.
Thankfully, the two mindsets described by the book are merely extremes from a spectrum that can actually be reconciled! For instance, I didn’t grow up with an interest in technology or mechanics even though I could now probably dismantle my entire bike.
Once we leave any preconceived images of ourselves behind, we can blend curiosity creativity and intuition with reason and science as sources of wisdom to increase our quality of life.
Thanks for reading,