it's completely natural that people will try such approaches -
they are trying to address real problems and they want quick
solutions to those problems.
In particular, they will try such approaches if they are not
presented with better alternatives.
but if the quick fix solutions get entrenched then they cause
their own set of problems which are worse then the original
problems. this is not progress.
Progress is created by the development of
solutions that do not cause their own set of problems.
This does not happen merely by condemning other less
desirable solutions. It happens by presenting a better
- indicators that there is an important problem that needs to be
solved in a technically sound fashion
If this mail thread is any indication, I'd say the indicator is