Appropriate tools - was Market" for old macs?
andyh at andyh-rayleigh.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Jan 5 06:41:38 CST 2006
> > It is claimed that 'the bad workman blames his tools'. I have always
> > thoguht that this comes from the fact that the good workman buys good
> > tools, looks after them, and uses the right tool for the job.
> I'm not sure who makes that claim, though it is a saying from
> folklore. ...
The sting in the tail of this saying is that traditionally (that is porbably
until the 1930s/1940s) a workman made his own tools - and thus blaming them
was blaming one's own workmanship. Also the reason why (again,
traditionally - tho'
this tradition only just about survives) you never use someone else's tools
without their permission - or even touch them.
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