'A Tool Is Just An Opportunity With A Handle'

This quote comes to us from a recent interview on Freakonomics with Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly, and is a nice reminder that a tool doesn't need a specific definition.

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When speaking about his book, Cool Tools, Kelly describes a tool this way:

A tool is just an opportunity with a handle. It's just a way of thinking about something differently.

However you use (or misuse) tools, make sure you're making something new. Check out the full interview with Kelly over on Freakonomics.

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    Does that make Tony Abbott a tool without a handle? Pretty sure he's lining himself up for a knighthood!

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