On Tuesday, 25 February 2003 at  6:11:03 +0900, Hal E. Fulton wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Robert Feldt" <feldt / ce.chalmers.se>
> To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
> Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 12:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [ANN] Happy Birthday, Ruby, and an announcement....
> 
> 
> Ha! Good idea, Robert, but stand in line. ;)
> 
> Seriously, I think it will be a long time before
> this sort of thing happens. (Prove me wrong, please!!)
> 
> But here's another idea I've thought of.
> 
> There have been times I wanted a certain (often small)
> piece of software but didn't want to write it myself.
> 
> I have wished that I could give someone "x" dollars to
> do it for me (for sufficiently small values of x).
> 
> Of course, the hourly rate might not come to what a
> programmer usually makes. But look at all the work
> that people do for free. :)
> 
> In any case, I wouldn't be opposed to a little 
> bulletin board where people could swap small amounts
> of money for small amounts of work.
> 

Great idea. Let me start by making a proposal. I would like
a website built where a person "could give someone "x' dollars to
[write a small script]".


-- 
Jim Freeze
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