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From: Markus Mottl <markus@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: productivity improvement
On Fri, 12 Jul 2002, Noel Welsh wrote:
> --- Markus Mottl <markus@oefai.at> wrote:
> > I'd get into very serious troubles when my
> > main programmer gets a brick on his head. 
> 
> Markus, you write as a brick to the head is a foregone
> conclusion.  Is this how functional programmers are
> treated in Austria?  ;-)

Well, you never know how laid off project managers retaliate here ;-)

> Seriously, Markus is right: many business decisions
> are based on fear.  This is sad and leads to the kind
> of lossage that Paul Graham has been writing about in
> his recent essays.  It's up to small companies to gain
> the advantages of innovative technology.

It is possible to disperse risk when you happen to live in a country with
a well-developed market for venture capital. This, however, is not the
case here. At least in this respect you can be lucky to live in the UK.
OTOH, food and weather is so much better over here :-)

Regards,
Markus

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Markus Mottl                                             markus@oefai.at
Austrian Research Institute
for Artificial Intelligence                  http://www.oefai.at/~markus
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