The programming language market (was Re: [Haskell-cafe] Why
functional programming matters
paul at cogito.org.uk
Sat Jan 26 15:03:30 EST 2008
Tim Chevalier wrote:
> On 1/26/08, Paul Johnson <paul at cogito.org.uk> wrote:
>> * Say "computers are cheap but programmers are expensive" whenever
>> explaining a correctness or productivity feature.
> This is true only if talking to people in high-income nations.
Even in low-income nations, its only false in the short term. If you
have skilled programmers with computers and Internet connections then
their wages inflate to the world norm. IIRC India is seeing 20%/year
wage inflation for comp-sci graduates. And thats without the impact of
H1-B and related programmes around the world.
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