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Many contractors start out by asking what computer and software they should buy. But in talking to them I find they are really asking a more basic question: "Once I get the computer, what do I do with it?" When you were a tradesperson you took pride in how you performed your tasks, and you reflected upon how blessed you were to have good tools to help—a razor-sharp chisel, or a wellbalanced hammer. But, it was your precise control over your wrists, your keen sense of balance, your physical endurance, and most of all, your trade knowledge that made those tools work so well for you. Carpenters build frames and finish work, plumbers supply water, and electricians bring in