Detail Oriented

It doesn’t matter that anyone ever notices the details you cared so much about and sweated over to get just right.

It should only matter to you. That you cared enough to sweat them in the first place.

Consider this excerpt from Walter Isacsson’s excellent biography of Steve Jobs...

Nobody but Apple’s engineers would know what the printed circuit board inside the Mac would look like, but Jobs was critiquing it based on how it looked.

An engineer said to him, “The only thing that matters is how well it works. Nobody is going to see the PC board.”

Jobs response according to Isaacson: ““I want it to be as beautiful as possible, even if it’s inside the box. A great carpenter isn’t going to use lousy wood for the back of a cabinet, even though nobody’s going to see it.”

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