Posted May 7, 2011 15:30 UTC (Sat) by RogerOdle (subscriber, #60791)
Parent article: Scale Fail (part 1)
Sometimes the bad decisions are unavoidable. A recurring problem I have seen is customers that see something cool in the movies and want it now. They talk to senior management that rose out of the sales/marketing group and have only a vague idea about technology or what they really know is at least 10 years old. Next thing you know, management says you must use trendy sexy useless X to build the product so that they can tell the customer that "We are on top of X". So you break your nice but not sexy application by trying to find a place for X in order to please management who is trying to please a favorite client.