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Re: [xml-dev] Do you enjoy neighborhoods where every house looksthe same?

On 08/28/2013 03:29 PM, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> I do many things in amateurish ways, but I recognize, for example, 
> that the feeling of accomplishment I used to get from assembling IKEA 
> furniture was a sad joke compared to the feeling of accomplishment I 
> get from actually making something.
I have to admit I feel differently about chairs and tables, which I 
would prefer to make myself, or purchase from a dedicated 
crafts-person.  I chose the door example because I think it falls in the 
uncomfortable zone between pipe threads and furniture. It is much easier 
to get functioning if it conforms to standards, but also admits 
significant aesthetic considerations.
> Honestly, lessening the expert/amateur distinction would make a lot of 
> these questions just vanish, though.
Well, that's interesting.  You don't think we benefit from 
specialization?  We should all be surgeon/plumber/coders?


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