Craftmanship

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Sometimes I wonder what I’d be doing if it weren’t for software development.

I’d like to think of myself as being a craftsman in some other profession.

Then the time comes when I need to attach a small block of wood to a wall using two screws. The tricky part is to accomplish the task without destroying the wood, the wall, the screws, or any of the tools.

So much for craftsmanship with my hands. Perhaps I would be a goat herder.


Comments
Jon Galloway Tuesday, March 8, 2005
I've thought about that from time to time - at this point in history, it's good to be a nerd. What about 500 years ago? What would I have been - a clerk, librarian, low grade mechanic, or something? I guess if I'd grown up in a time or place, without interconnected computing devices (shudder), I'd have possibly developed some other marketable skills.
<br>More likely, I'd be squabbling with you about goat herding technique.
Raymond Lewallen Tuesday, March 8, 2005
I would be playing guitar in a band at a bar somewhere, hoping people would buy me drinks.
Scott Wednesday, March 9, 2005
I can't believe an ad that appeared in the local paper today. It read:
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<br>&quot;Goat Tending
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<br>Part time income in Dry Run area. Share in the profits! Call 301-555-5555 or email to goats@blahblah.com&quot;
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<br>I think it's a sign...
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