Thursday, October 8, 2009


Tradeoffs: the better of two goods
have as little source code as possible vs well-written, maintainable code is often more verbose than dense, impenetrable code, but you should always favor maintainability

Tradeoffs: the lesser of two evils

False Economies
companies will happily spend multiple months of an employee’s time, at a true cost of at least $10,000 a month, counting benefits, office space, and the like, in order to avoid paying $1000 or even $500 to license a third-party software package that does the same thing