Thursday, May 19, 2022

Art & Commerce

In the 2002 film "Nickolas Nickelby", based on the book of the same name by Charles Dickens, an amazingly brief scene shows us the everlasting struggle between the work we want to do, and the work we have to do. Engineers, in particular, are known to dabble in the bits of engineering which are pure fun, creative, and exploratory, and nearly recoil at the thought of making something on a deadline which will be sold to a customer. But, as we know, sales sponsors the engineering effort.

That connection, to me, is what makes this scene so spectacular:

Art & Commerce Clip (YouTube)

A Thousand Tiny Steps

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