Developers are idiots. Aside from their well publicized social awkwardness and inability to dress themselves with any sense of fashion, they also have a terrible sense of humour and, as it turns out, no sense of consequence. As Dr. Ian Malcolm famously said in the movie Jurassic Park, “they [are] so preoccupied with whether or not they [can], they [don’t] stop to think if they should.”
As a developer, I include myself fully in that regard. In fact, it’s quite likely that this is mostly just about me. However, it’s also a little bit about developers like Steve, our longest surviving partner in crime.