A great quote from a thread about macros in programming languages:
Intellectual entropy does increase over time. However, I suggest that dumbing down the tools won't save the project any more than bringing in the latest and greatest buzzword-compliant application server... ...My experience, however, is that the pressure in organizations is to deliver with smaller teams in impossibly constrained time frames. I have never had the luxury of using less than the most powerful methodologies and tools, although I have often been restrained by others who valued buzzword compliance over productivity.
My on-the-job experience (especially at my former employer) bears the truth of that out.
—Michael A. Cleverly
Monday, May 09, 2005 at 22:05