I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.
I really don't know what makes a comedian. I think it's a family background and environment. Yet if you put the same ingredients in another person, he may never utter a funny line.
My background is in health care.
I had a lot of trouble with engineers, because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view, and then learning how to perform that function.
We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience.