Secret of a craftsman
by Yi Zhang
This post in SA about Antonio Stradivari’s secrete of violin building makes great sense in other crafts work as well: it is not the tool that defines a master, it is the skill. For my own experience, once for a long time I have been obsessed in looking for a perfect tool in everything, especially in work on coding, on computing, among others. I was told finally, in particular in scientific computing business, you do not choose your tools, your tools choose you.