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“Feel free to improve.”

BandwidthHog (257320) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 3

That was the note scribbled in pencil at the top of the drawing.

It struck me as sort of the ultimate fortune cookie: Was it imploring me to improve the machine part depicted that I was about to revise a drawing of? Or merely to improve on the illustration itself? My personal favorite way to interpret is as a request for the illustrator to improve himself.

That was the note scribbled in pencil at the top of the drawing.

It struck me as sort of the ultimate fortune cookie: Was it imploring me to improve the machine part depicted that I was about to revise a drawing of? Or merely to improve on the illustration itself? My personal favorite way to interpret is as a request for the illustrator to improve himself.

I ended up improving on the illustration, reworking it so the steam and condensate pathways are more readily visible. But I have this nagging feeling that I should have left the illustration untouched and improved myself instead.

Don’t ya just hate vague instructions?

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Maybe you did (1)

peacefinder (469349) | more than 7 years ago | (#16488127)

Perhaps this introspection itself counts as self-improvement.

Re:Maybe you did (1)

BandwidthHog (257320) | more than 7 years ago | (#16489633)

Nah. I’m already one of the most introspective people you’ve never met.

free (1)

rdewald (229443) | more than 7 years ago | (#16517961)

In order to "feel free to improve" one must also feel free *not* to improve, no?
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