The programming language market (was Re: [Haskell-cafe] Why functional programming matters

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at
Sun Jan 27 03:41:14 EST 2008

Hello Paul,

Saturday, January 26, 2008, 11:03:30 PM, you 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.

they know English. and Internet/modern computers are not so easily
available in poor countries. try for example to find programmers from
Uzbekistan on the net :D

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at

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