Value and meaning depends on your viewpoint

There are at least two takeaways in this piece about historic Russian space equipment being sold on the open market.

First, know the difference between the value of the least common denominator of your skill (say, swinging a hammer) and the value of knowing exactly where to hit and exactly how hard to swing in any situation – even if your hammer is a keyboard or a dental instrument.

Second, look hard and well beyond the obvious. The metal shard is a great example of looking for meaning beyond the obvious.

What else strikes you about this story?