Written by Peter Mate, President of Planit Canada, for Woodworking Canada.
A huge technology advocate himself, Peter Mate discusses how our industry flourishes with not only the help of technology, but the humans that are behind it.
The software does not have to be better than a human at any given task it just needs to be quicker and more predictable. Having a human optimize all the parts for a kitchen on sheets requires skill and time. The two most costly things in a shop.
We’ve learned that technology, online meetings, emails, working remotely is all great, but it has to be supplemented with in-person interactions. We’re human. We’ll always crave human interaction.