Brad Cox: Misusing Dynamic Binding...
Rather this is a condemnation of those who use it inappropriately for problems that can be solved more straightforwardly, productively, and efficiently with static alternatives."
Brad Cox, the father of Objective-C, which ironically is a superset of the C language that adds dynamic binding, has a lot of good points to make about the benefits of static binding and why the use of dynamic binding needs to be rationalized.
I especially loved the way he trashed the blatant over-use of XML files for configuring just about everything these days. You can't run a servlet or a JSP page or just about anything from the mainstream open-source-java-world without drowning yourself in XML-ized config files.