Saturday, February 21, 2009

Two Outta Three Ain't Bad

When developing software, especially as a contractor, a useful choice to give the client is:

  • Small
  • Fast
  • Cheap

Pick two!

Similarly, when marketing software development or the resulting software, the choices are:

  • Good (Quality)
  • Fast (Performance)
  • Cheap (Value)

Pick two!

Although I think these rules of thumb are still true, one should consider that Bill Gates' and Microsoft's fortunes have grown to almost Midas-like proportions by not always choosing even one.

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