Re: "Red Hat recommends Windows for consumers"
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 20:24:14 -0800
Tom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 11:11:04PM -0500, Vikki Roemer wrote:
> > > Paying the occasional "sysadmin bill" might well come out to less
> > > than what these people spend on the software itself now.
> People cost a ton -- $100g + 30% for benefits. I use round numbers:
> in my 9 years since college, the "average joe" has gone from expecting
> roughly $45K, then to $60K, now kids out of school expect $75K.
> I know it sucks, but you really can make a case for replacing people
> with dumb software -- people are amazingly expensive to maintain :-)
That's if you can get a person that has sufficient quality to maintain
in the first place.