In practice, development doesn’t stop. Recognise this and deal with it.
“The coolest thing…” The biggest risk is that premature proscription prevents the coolest thing.
Is this a problem? Only if the system is considered as a whole. Decompose system into independent components that are tractable.
– Neil Jefferies, “Persistent IT Architectures: Building Digital Archives That Last” from the Digital Repositories Workshop: Tools and Infrastructure,23 April 2009.