Contracting work, does anyone pay?

Steve smorrey at
Mon Apr 23 00:30:53 MDT 2007

Hmm I never considered it that way, I've always looked at it as a way
of saying you never stop learning (tools in good working order, to me
means your mind and your skillset), and if you need C use C, need Perl
use Perl etc.

On 4/23/07, Roberto Mello <rmello at> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2007 at 11:48:04PM -0600, Steve wrote:
> >
> > My philosophy has always been that programming is like carpentry,
> > languages and frameworks are tools, a good carpenter always keeps his
> > tools in good working order, and chooses the right tools for the right
> > job.
> That analogy has been used ad nauseum. The analogy would be accurate if
> the tools the carpenter used defined to a large degree how the carpenter
> thinks.
> -Roberto
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