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.