I've heard the phrase "We use the right tool for the right job" so often that it has lost all of its meaning. Most of the time it's used as a justification for using what everyone else is using or what someone has been using all the time without looking at anything else. It's not even subtle, because when you ask "Why is this the right tool?" said folks will give you answers like "Because we've always done it like that, and there are plenty of people also doing it like that!".


@raichoo "Use the right tool for the right job" is an obviously good strategy, but it isn't an argument for or against some specific tool. I see this often, that instead of making a careful argument, just some common sense statement is made, that touches on the subject, and when everyone has to agree on that, it seems to the person making that statement like they contributed something meaningful.

@raichoo Most people lack the insight, that just fooling yourself isn't enough to fool everyone around you. It's the grown up version of "if i close my eyes no one can see me".

@tauli The idea behind using the right tool for the right job is good yes. But I really haven't heard that phrase being uttered in a meaningful way for quite some time. Most of the time it's just being used as "shut up, we are doing it like we did that before, even though it failed in atrocious ways."

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