Tools are what allow us to get work done.

But the best craftsman can create great work regardless of the tools.

We are fascinated by technology.

New toys, new software, new devices, new methods of productivity—they are shiny objects distracting us from the real work.

For the real work, the tools don’t matter.

Many great books have been written by hand, or by typewriter. 

Many great businesses have been built with nothing but a telephone and a fax machine.

The tools don’t matter. 

How we use them does.

Don’t let the tools be your excuse.