Ben Carr

On Craft

He fixed things often and silently. Grandpa just cared about things working. He had an instinct for not just broken things but soon to be broken things.

A lovely tribute from Dr. Cat Hicks to her grandpa. I really resonate with the characterization of craft” as both action, through care and empathy, and as observation, through noticing the constraints/​tradeoffs, and weathering and anticipating their effects.