Continually experimenting with new ideas and techniques — Reconstructing, Developing, Modernising.
Last weekend my wife clipped a review of The Case for Working With Your Hands or why office work is bad for us and fixing things feels good from the Weekend FT. The title of the book and the brief review got me thinking, and I’ll have to read the book when I can get my hands on a copy.
I’m not sure if the author knows what it is like to “fix” software as a job, after many years maintaining software I would probably rework his subtitle to include … fixing real things ….
There are endless things I should do around the house, and I often excuse myself from starting on something by worrying about the quality of the likely result. I hadn’t really thought about the pleasure I get from the process.
Tonight, however, I hope to bask in the fruits of the manual labours of others – the Stick Men hit Toronto tonight!