• Reference: http://blog.prof.so/2013/04/badadvice.html

    10 Pieces of Really Bad Advice (for Computer Scientists)

    • “Don’t worry about the complexity of the algorithm we will never have enough data for it to make too much difference.”

    • “It does not need to be secure, who would be interested in hacking it?”

    • “It does not matter if you don’t understand it, it works OK.”

    • “It is just one awkward user complaining.”

    • “Do not bother about updating the documentation, nobody will read it.”

    • “You can tart up the user interface post-release.”

    • “This is an ideal problem for [insert name of obscure programming language].”

    • “It would be easier to write it ourselves rather than work out what they have done.”

    • “We could just change the standard protocol slightly.”

    • “Of course he can program, he has a Linux t-shirt.”

    • Honourable Mention: “Leave the back-up until tomorrow.”

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