“Here are the options: good, fast and cheap. You can only have two,” my former boss used to say. He was describing a printing vendor at the time. You could get your printing done fast and on the cheap, but the results wouldn’t usually be very good. You could get good, cheap printing, but they wouldn’t be the quickest printer in town. Or, you could get good quality and quick turnaround, but it’d be expensive.
I’m not sure who originally coined that thought, but my former boss used to say it all the time. I came to realize that it describes a whole lot more than printing.