Argument Bingo!!

Excerpted From Things to Say When You're Losing a Technical Argument
2001-01-05 16:42:57. By Mr. Bad

  1. That won't scale.
  2. That's been proven to be O(N^2) and we need a solution that's O(NlogN).
  3. There are, of course, various export limitations on that technology.
  4. The syntax is idiosyncratic.
  5. Unfortunately, the license would contaminate our standard.
  6. What? I don't speak your crazy moon-language.
  7. I don't think that's altogether clear. Please write it up in UML for me.
  8. Can you generate some USE CASES that would justify the change?
  9. It would probably be best if we deferred that until version 2.0.
  10. You've obviously ignored the various namespace issues.
  11. I don't think you're considering the performance trade-offs.
  12. Let's table this for now, and we'll talk about it one-on-one off-line.
  13. We need something that my mom can use.
  14. OK, but what about internationalization?
  15. Yes, but we're standardizing on XML.