InfoQ readers: There is an incorrect link on InfoQ. If you’re looking for the Rothman article on addressing technical debt, you can find it here. But since you’re here already, why not stay a while and enjoy the view?
This article was written for the ScrumAlliance  and featured on the site on 17th July, 2006. There was some significant editing before it was featured [on the ScrummAlliance.org website] so there are differences with the article presented here. The message however remains the same. You can find the original article here.
This article is the orginal unedited version, complete with bad grammar and spelling mistakes!