How the selection of the tool to be used in a specific problem can lead to glorious success or catastrophic failure

Some days ago this article from BBC fell into my attention (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54422505), which explains how data of positive identified COVID-19 infections, in Britain, were lost into oblivion, due to the fact that the format of “.xls” was used to gather the data. Don’t get me wrong here, this article is not a roast for the…