Programming is when you never have the time or money to do it right, but always have the time and money to do it twice.

@fribbledom Or its a sign that you have the time and money to do it right if you have the chance to fail once and try again?

@fribbledom Not only programming. Consider how SpaceX rolled out a new strongback for _every launch_ at LC-40 until the explosion of AMOS. They only got around to making a definitive version when they reconstructed the destroyed pad. Wouldn't it be better to build the transporter once? The difference is, the upfront effort is only feasible if you can take the hit financially and in the schedule. Otherwise, it's better to build whatever, but cheap and fast, _book the revenue_, then repair and rebuild it. The Falcon strongback is as hardware as they come these days, there's very little programming in it (although of course a computer commands the partial retraction during the countdown etc.).

@fribbledom i heard a wise man on youtube "if you get it right the first time, it's because you did it before."

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