Originally posted on February 26 2011, 5:18 AM
It's one of the truths of life. In every space there are few peoples who are true artists, and many more who are just good artisans. They both accomplish good things, and even great things, but the effort for the former is so much different.
Some of my favorite artists are:
Tom Gleeson for data management.
Daniel Ferry for Excel
Alberto Ferrari for SQL and Power Pivot
Brent Ozar for managing SQL Server
I, myself, feel like a good artisan, sitting on the shoulders of artists.