Real life requires a rabbit/tortoise hybrid.

Via Insty, more on robustness vs. efficiency.   

My take is that you can shoot for 100% efficiency for single processes or systems.  Just maintain an emergency supply of whateveritisium for when your system (inevitably) sputters.

As you begin to inter-relate systems, you darn well better have lots of spares, robustness, contingencies, etc.  When your program can be brought to a screeching haltby a shoe…it’s time to trade quantity for assurance.

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I've accepted that all of you are socially superior to me. But no pretending that any of you are rational.
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