01 March, 2010

Golden Hammer

"When the only tool you have is a hammer, it is tempting to treat everything as if it were a nail."

This one relates quite closely to my last post. Its not only a really cool thing for a Golden Hammer to just exist, but it has another "metaphoric" meaning, which makes the concept all the more awesome.

The idea of a Golden Hammer relates to the notion of "familiar technology or concept applied obsessively to many problems". I think its called the "Law of the Instrument". Which is very cool... The kind of thing that would pop up in a really old folk tale, that "villagers" would pass down over centuries.

So its not even something lifechanging, but still - "working class wisdom" is awesome.

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