Link: When the "best tool for the job"... isn't.
When the "best tool for the job" isn't argues that what we might think is the best tool for the job isn't. (I'm not going to mangle its ideas by trying to summarize it more than that.)
This is an issue that I sometimes feel moderately acutely, since I use X Windows in preference to something like OS X, while the general view is that Apples are the machines for people who want both Unix and a decent user experience (and there's a certain population that questions the sanity and wisdom of Unix people who aren't interested in that migration).
(From the Voidspace Techie Blog, via Planet Python.)