[thelist] cheap software spam - how do they do it?

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at speakeasy.net
Sun Mar 19 20:16:02 CST 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 14:27 +1100, Ken Schaefer wrote:
  [I wrote:]
> > For the moment, forget the support hotline, shrinkwrap, fancy box, 
> > 60 second commercial on 100 different cable TV and broadcast
> > channels including one airing during a major national sporting event
> > that Nielsen thinks almost everyone watches, half- or even full-page
> > newspaper and magazine ads, billboards, and even the CD/DVD itself.
> > Take all that out, and the cost to develop a given program into
> > something usable drops significantly (and we begin to see just where
> > that $1200 for this Adobe Suite thing actually goes).
> Huh? Programmer salaries?

Programmers should be paid hourly, not salaried. If the programmers are
on salary that alone probably accounts for 25% ($300).

> Buildings to house said programmers? 

So you'd rather pay Adobe's rent than your own? That's great, I guess.

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net>

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