Blacksmiths Make Their Own Tools John V Willshire on February 1, 2015 From Dan Dennett’s “Intuition Pumps and other Tools For Thinking” Related posts Category: rivetings Post navigation Previous: Previous post: Maybe Marketing WonNext: Next post: The Layers of the Book Matrix 2 Replies to “Blacksmiths Make Their Own Tools” Andrew Sleigh February 2, 2015 at 2:52 pm Something here about the hierarchy of materials, that works in favour of the blacksmith, but against the carpenter. But if you’ve ever played Minecraft, you’ll know you can bootstrap your own tool-making. Start with your fists, make a wooden axe, then use that to make a stone pickaxe, then an iron one, etc. Does this work in the real world? Fluffy Links – Monday February 16th 2015 « Damien Mulley February 16, 2015 at 7:04 am […] of in the same light. Blacksmiths make their own tools. Apple designs their own manufacturing plants. Jonny Ive doesn’t just design the iPhones you […] Comments are closed.