Re: Producing Books

Subject: Re: Producing Books
From: Chris Hamilton <chamilton -at- GR -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 07:52:22 -0600

Walker, Arlen P wrote:
> It's true the choice of the tool can make the job easier
> (or more difficult). But there always remain ways to do a quality job > with even the most mediocre (or worse) tools. The best tool in the
> world doesn't guarantee quality. If one uses an unpleasant tool as an > excuse to settle for poor quality, it's hardly the tool's fault.

While it's true a good craftsman never blames his tools, poor tools will
require that other parts of the equation be optimal. If you're
understaffed and you don't have enough time to do the job correctly to
begin with, poor tools must affect your quality. That leaves you with
the task of prevailing on management to get you better tools, more
people, or more time. Or leaves you to deal with it on your nights and


Chris Hamilton
chamilton -at- gr -dot- com
My views, not my employer's.

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