If/when all you have is a hammer...
Posted by ESC on March 27, 2003
In Reply to: If/when all you have is a hammer... posted by J. Vincent on March 27, 2003
: This is going back a bit (years, actually) in the discussion board but the phrase "If all you have is a hammer, every problem is a nail," (sometimes given as "When all you have is a hammer," and often characterized as Baruch's Law or Observation) is a slightly less articulate version of a maxim by Abraham Maslow (famed motivation theorist)who actually said: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail."
Interesting. Discussions do go on for years here.