It’s a Poor Workman Who Blames His Tools

The title of this post refers to an old adage that’s pretty self-explanatory: when someone falls short of doing their job well and claims, “I didn’t have the latest widget (or doo-dad, or thingamajig),” or “I have the latest widget (or doo-dad, or thingamajig) but it’s broken (or the batteries died, or running last year’s software),” it often means that their skills are weak and it’s easier to blame their tools than accept responsibility for their own shortcomings.

This week, I had a pretty formidable challenge thrown my way and I believe I did a pretty good job of meeting and beating that challenge. D’oh! There’s more to read…