An Open Love Letter To Tom Sachs

Dear Mr Sachs,

I never fully appreciated your work until I discovered your ‘Love Letter to Plywood’. As I, too, enjoy working with plywood. Mostly because I’m not skilled enough to be let anywhere near expensive timber. And MDF is outrageously disgusting.

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Dear Clinton,

You are the best. Software Engineering with the philosophy of Tom, Casey and Van is exactly what I’m striving for. Thank you for writing your fan letters. They have helped me appreciate the art of these men a lot more. I am going to follow you on YouTube.

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Hey thanks! I think you might have gotten me back on the blog wagon - you might enjoy parts of a talk I gave at Camp JS, it covers a little bit of the overlap between software engineering and the work of Tom Sachs. – (about 10:20 minutes in).