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You can’t win

Joel on Software:

Software organizations tend to reward programmers who (a) write lots of code and (b) fix lots of bugs. The best way to get ahead in an organization like this is to check in lots of buggy code and fix it all, rather than taking the extra time to get it right in the first place.

This is You can’t win by Simon Willison, posted on 15th July 2002.

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