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February 11, 2009
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Marc Spagnuolo (aka, The Wood Whisperer), in Italian Food and Woodworking:

'''So this brings up a thought-invoking question. Does enlightenment bring with it responsibility and obligation? That is, making sure your projects live up to the standards you are aware of and are capable of. ... I definitely feel a sense of guilt if I don’t do something to the absolute best of my abilities. But there are times, as a business, that I must come up with cost saving solutions that frequently mean lowering my standards.'''

I struggle with this all the time when writing software, and I'm not surprised to see parallels in woodworking at all.