Sometimes you just have to take the long way home. You see things that others miss. If you’re Rob Higgs, you see things that weren’t there, until you showed up.
Rob obviously understands cranks, but he’s not one. Whenever he gets featured in a TV program about his work, he smiles and is generally pleasant and sunny. There isn’t a hint of Bartleby The Scrivener about him. He just seems to like making stuff.
Rob Higgs’ stuff seems ready made for internet stardom. Since the internet has become the ultimate show about nothing, nothing could be more suited to it than machines that have a thousand moving parts and not much use. I find it refreshing that Higgs doesn’t seem to care a whit about the internet. His website is a Blogger blog with one entry from 2015. His YouTube channel is fairly anonymous for someone who’s featured on TV fairly regularly.
I once met a businessman who told me you weren’t really anybody if you needed a business card. Rob Higgs doesn’t seem to need a business card. He’s somebody.