March 26, 1994

The Raw Materials for Software

The raw materials for software, caffeine and sugar, are quite inexpensive. Labor costs, however, are quite another matter.
--Thomas Jay Peckish II

Indeed, it has long concerned me that the coffee and sugar exporting nations, were they so inclined, could do to the American software industry what OPEC did to the overall economy with its crude oil embargo during the early seventies.

Posted by foote at March 26, 1994 11:03 PM