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, written by Jeremy. Read the commentary.

Binding every painter is the canvas, brushes, and paint he chooses.

But, instead of constraints, are these not rules that define the task? Is it not the mastery of these rules that defines the master?

I was talking to a web designer yesterday about the essence of web design. I was asking for perfect and he said, “Well, we’re bound by the rules of the size of the page, html, and the functionality of your blog.”

But aren’t these just the tools of his art? Aren’t these things binding every designer? Yet, isn’t it easy to see the difference between the work of a master and the work of a hack?

Art grows in two primary ways: through new expression using old tools and through the use of new tools. Business grows in these ways too.

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