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He had no theories about setting the world to rights, but he saw there was a great deal of damage done by building with ill-seasoned timber--by ignorant men in fine clothes making plans for outhouses and workshops and the like without knowing the bearings of things--by slovenly joiners' work, and by hasty contracts that could never be fulfilled without ruining somebody; and he resolved, for his part, to set his face against such doings.
The abstract nature of these ideas, however, comes with a risk: They often get pulled in several directions by development execs and the result is an ill-seasoned gumbo that leaves a foul aftertaste for all who created it.