[thelist] RE: Does web design have a future in 'high wage'countries? (wasQuestion])

Chris George cgeorge at basecorp.com
Fri Jul 23 16:13:28 CDT 2004

> and.......?
> Is your house solid?


> Did you select your builder based on 
> price?

Of course

> Did you
> view their work previously?

The past work of a builder is not necessarily indicative of the quality
of future homes. Different crews, different laws/ standards, etc.

> It may be difficult to compete on price alone: that's why you change
> your pitch. What do you know that the cheap labor does not?

Or, more to the point: What do potential clients care about, really? At
the end of the day, usually nothing more than price. (although next week
they may wish they had cared about more!)

There are enough colloquialisms out there to underscore that this is not
a new problem.

But anyway, my point was not about the quality of work, but of cheap
labourers*, and how your analogy emphasizes opposite to what you

* Cheap does not mean unskilled.
** That being a lone ranger might not be as financially useful as
working on a team.

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