Machiavelli may have been an asshole, but he was an asshole who also happened to be right. Of course, I personally work towards creating a world where he's wrong, but that doesn't mean I don't work within the world I was given. :-)
We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.
Don't go borrowing trouble. For programmers, this means Worry only about what you need to implement.
Please remember that I'm crufty and crochety. All opinions are purely mine and all code is untested, unless otherwise specified.