Our high-tech culture suffers from a not-invented-here syndrome. If we weren't the masterminds behind a project, we think it can't possibly be a good one. When faced with a new challenge, we choose the path of revolution, rather than evolution. We break out the latest tools to start building fresh, instead of evaluating and understanding the work our predecessors did.

We assume the previous project team (or management) didn't know what they were doing. We wonder what on earth they were thinking while we ramp up the budget for an extreme makeover - a total replacement of all their work.

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