Re: Computer biz singularity

From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Fri Mar 30 2001 - 01:41:07 PST

On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, Udhay Shankar N wrote:

> At 03:35 AM 3/29/01 -0800, Adam L. Beberg wrote:
> >So in 2 years, we'll all be working at biotech companies becasue patents ==
> >monopoly == profits. The computer hardware that isn't already made in asia
> >will be (by children of course), the software will be free($) or written in
> >India.
> The assumption behind this appears to be that software written in India
> will be dirt cheap. I'm not so sure about that, given that the ambition of
> all the big software services companies here is to become Andersen
> Consultin (gag, choke) and charge $500/hr. They're not so far away from
> getting there, too.

India or somewhere else that's cheaper/hour. Open source puts HUGE price
pressure on the "easy" stuff, where easy is growing every day. Would you
even consider buying an OS for a web server anymore, or even the web

- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg

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