Steve Jobs quote on quality and craftsmanship: “When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”
…I think that we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday’s fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means of solving a given problem.
-R. Buckminster Fuller
on ingenuity in problem solving