Lifehacker has a pretty quick interview with Lee David Zlotoff, creator of MacGyver. They talk a bit about the famous anti-firearm, DIY-action hero, being creative and making things with your hands and SNL’s MacGruber character.
Lifehacker: If you were in one of the situations like those you write up for Make magazine—a desperate, out by yourself situation—and you had to choose between having strong duct tape or a Swiss army knife, which would you choose?
Zlotoff: Oh, Swiss army knife, no question about it. I mean, duct tape obviously has its uses, but there’s no substitute for a Swiss army knife.
I take that back, actually. In the Make writing, we say, “You either have a Swiss army knife or a Leatherman tool.” I have to give Leatherman some credit, it’s a really good tool to have in your pocket. If it’s a toss-up between (the two), you can just do a whole lot more with a Swiss army knife than the roll of duct tape.