Linked by snydeq on Thu 25th Feb 2010 22:26 UTC
General Development Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister writes about the no-win scenario facing today's independent programmers: "In a knowledge economy, programmers rank among our most valuable workers, yet the current legal and regulatory climate makes a career as an independent software developer virtually a dead-end prospect." Section 1706 of the 1986 Tax Reform Act, the hurdles and costs of obtaining health care for one's own family, a hostile legal climate in search of accountability for any defects in code - these harsh realities make it "easy to see why software developers would give up on entrepreneurship. For many, the risks simply don't match the potential rewards. Better to keep their heads down, not rock the boat, and hope they can hang onto their jobs until retirement."
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RE[3]: Only in America
by Syirrus on Fri 26th Feb 2010 18:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Only in America"
Syirrus
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I love Holland, but we do have Vegas in the states.

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RE[4]: Only in America
by Chicken Blood on Sun 28th Feb 2010 19:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Only in America"
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2005-12-21

I love Holland, but we do have Vegas in the states.


That's true and Vegas is more appealing in it's decadence. Amsterdam has filth, art and culture. Vegas is just plain filth ;)

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