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When You’re Losing a Technical Argument

March 7th, 2007 · No Comments

[via Thejo] Pigdog Journal writes about some of the things to say:

# That won’t scale.
# That’s been proven to be O(N^2) and we need a solution that’s O(NlogN).
# There are, of course, various export limitations on that technology.
# The syntax is idiosyncratic.
# Trying to build a team behind that technology would be a staffing nightmare.
# That can’t be generalized to a cross-platform build.
# Unfortunately, the license would contaminate our product.
# If we go with that idea, we’re going to have Don Marti camped out in the front lobby with 300 angry software jihad supporters.
# Our support infrastructure simply can’t handle the volume that change would involve.
# I had one of the interns try that approach for another project, and it scrambled the CEO’s hard drive. So I think it’s going to be a hard sell.

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