Good engineering is the differnce between code running in eight minutes or eight hours. It affects real people in real ways. It's not a "matter of opinion." any more than a bird taking a flight is a "matter of opinion."
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While there is certainly an artistic element to engineering, nobody cares what color the bridge was that collapsed and killed fifty people.
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At some point uou have to decide wheather you're going to be a politician or an engineer. You cannot be both. To be a politician is to champion perception over reality. To be an engineer is to make perception subservient to reality. They are opposites. You can't do both simultaneously.
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"Don't fix it if it ain't broke" presupposed that you can't improve something that works reasonably well already. If the world's inventiors had believed this, we'd still be driving Model A Fords and using outhouses.
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