Fri, Dec 30, 2016

I’ve been thinking of technical debt lately, and came to extend some interesting (or at least cute) parallels:

  • Technical debt doesn’t just accumulate. It incurs interest, in form of dependencies that will break and will then need to be refactored to repay this debt in full.

  • Perhaps you can also default on technical debt. That’s when things get so much out of hand that you scrap the whole thing and rewrite/rebuild it from scratch. Engineers often love the “let’s rebuild it, for realsies this time!” approach. Having seen some shit, I don’t always disagree.

  • Finally… you can go technically bankrupt. That’s when you lose it completely, give up, flip the table, and fire up the ol’ QBASIC.

20 GOTO 10

(If that’s you - maybe get help. Maybe from someone like me.)

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