1 December, 2008
Languages, frameworks, design patterns, blogs, Photoshop, Fireworks, off-the-shelf products, roll-your-own solutions, operating systems, servers, desktop PCs, laptops, phones, shoes, socks, paradigms: they’re all just tools.
Craftspeople create. They use their tools and they get the job done.
The end result is the job. The choice of tool is a means to an end. Don’t debate others’ choices - learn from them. That is the path of the artisan.
The more tools you have, the better. The more you use them all, the better.
Anything else is just spending your apprenticeship looking for the perfect hammer, then spending your career painting it.