Tools and teeth

The other day I bought a new toothbrush, the Rolls Royce of toothbrushes as the sales girl told me. As a matter of fact, she told me everything about it without me even asking. She was totally amazed by it and after having used it for a while now, I understand her. It's just great!

"Jimmy must mean something by this weird opening" you say. Well, let's see.

I have quite often said, at different times, that itís not about tools, it's about the mindset and about knowledge. A past example is that I've said that you can and should use programmer testing even if you didnít have a lot of tools. Another good old example is that I've seen horrible database schemas created by owners of ER-tools.

Anyway, if you have the right mindset and the knowledge, then having good tools won't do any harm. On the contrary, good tools will do a lot of good! For instance, now I think it's a lot more fun brushing my teeth!