When all you have is a hammer…

…everything looks like a nail.

The Law of the Instrument isn’t how I’d known this principle but is one I’ve been aware of for a long time. I was pleased, and a little surprised, to recognise I’ve been approaching a joint enterprise with some friends, as if it were a nail because I’ve got a (laser-cutting) hammer.

Ironically, the three of us are software developers and have options that don’t involve a laser cutter. A step back and rethink has suggested a much more straight-forward means of working together!

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