I’m fed up with conversations that end something like this.
Yes, that would be the smart thing to do, but it won’t scale. The stupid approach is better because it scales.
We can’t use common sense because it doesn’t fit on a form.
We can’t treat people like people because that doesn’t scale well.
We can’t use a simple approach to solve the problem in front of us unless the same approach would also work on a problem 100x larger that we may never have.
If the smart thing to do doesn’t scale, maybe we shouldn’t scale.