I saw an EDS ad in Forbes today which had what I thought was an interesting tagline:
You can talk about it.
You can think about it.
You can hope for it.
But if you actually want to cut a bolt, use a bolt cutter.
This is so true. Yet as a software developer, this is something I tend to forget. I can blog all day about how wonderful Ruby is, but if I really want to prove its worth I should be willing to do something with it. Likewise, if I haven’t actually created something in C#, I have no basis for commenting on the language, either negatively or positively. Experience breeds credibility and authority.
Don’t just talk about cutting a bolt. Get out that bolt cutter and use it!