Things to say when you are losing a tech argument
1 That won’t scale.
2 That’s been proven to be O(N^2) and we need a solution that’s O(NlogN).
3 There are, of course, various export limitations on that technology.
4 The syntax is idiosyncratic.
5 Trying to build a team behind that technology would be a staffing nightmare.
6 That can’t be generalized to a cross-platform build.
7 Unfortunately, the license would contaminate our product.
8 If we go with that idea, we’re going to have Don Marti camped out in the front lobby with 300 angry software jihad supporters.
9 Our support infrastructure simply can’t handle the volume that change would involve.
10 I had one of the interns try that approach for another project, and it scrambled the CEO’s hard drive. So I think it’s going to be a hard sell.