Screwdrivers are important. Really; you just can’t do anything without them. And it turns out that lots are lots better than just a few. This is about that. Illustrated.
We’re not home-improvement fanatics but we’re up to quite a few of the basics, and any time you’re going to fix anything, screwing is involved. After a decade of marriage and home ownership, we had three or four different multi-bit screwdrivers. Then, not too long ago, I was trying to fix something complicatedly three-dimensional, and the blue clouds of profanity were starting to threaten the children’s moral development. Not too long after, Lauren brought this home:
Let me tell you, this is a big win. A multi-bit screwdriver is damn versatile, but at the end of the day, it’s just not a good screwdriver. Yeah, it might have a ratchet, but a one-piece connection from your wrist to the metal without any fiddly bits or adjustments makes up for that and then some.
Now here’s the thing: this totally has to serve as a metaphor for something in the software world, right? What is it?