On 6/22/05, Ryan Leavengood <mrcode / netrox.net> wrote:
> Matthew Berg said:
> >
> > You forgot a _lot_ of costs - network (switches, cabling, punch downs),
> > racks, colocation space, power, air conditioning, etc.
> >
> > And programming is largely an initial cost, whereas administration,
> > monitoring and maintenance are on going concerns.
> 
> All good points.
> 
> You know with all this discussion of Ruby's performance problems as of
> late, I wonder what people will find to complain about once those issues
> are solved?
> 
> Hmmm: "Hi, I'm a software contractor who recently switched to Ruby, and it
> is killing my profit margins. Previously when using Java it would take be
> days to produce a solution that Ruby allows me to do in hours! Now I have
> to find more clients and more jobs to get the same profits I had before.
> What can be done about this?"
> 
> Hehehe, just a thought.
> 
> Ryan
> 
> 

If you're doing more work in less time, your rates should go up, no?