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

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Sun Jan 27 03:55:24 EST 2008

Hello Stefan,

Sunday, January 27, 2008, 1:14:46 AM, you wrote:

> But historically, computers have been available at all kinds of price
> ranges, so people chose the price point that fit them.  So, for the last
> 15 years or so already computers have been chosen (in the wealthy
> countries) to be cheaper than programmers.

> Is there any reason to think that the same forces aren't at play in
> lower-income nations?  After all, cheap (typically second hand)
> computers are easy to come by.

what you mean by cheap computer? one which can't run modern software
at all, smth like first IBM PC? :)  in poor countries there is not
just second-hand computers because local sources doesn't exist (in
order to have 100k of second-hand computers people should buy the same
100k new computers a few years ago), and global import of second-hand
computers is non-existant

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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