February 14, 2022

The Tool Trap

Lorenzo Gravina, on trms.me:

That said, tools won’t change you. We buy shinier tools thinking they’ll help us change who we are. And this is the tool trap. They don’t. Better tools make your craft better, but they won’t make you better.

Really connected with this post, and now I remember why:

Don’t change tools to fix a problem. Change tools because you need to reset your workflow, or you want to optimize some process — but never bet that changing the tool will fix what’s wrong. In most cases, problems have nothing to do with the tool.

Yours truly, about a year ago.

Same itch, but scratched differently. And I enjoyed how Lorenzo draws a line in the sand between the tools and the craft. Worth a read.


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