Saturday, January 28, 2006

The importance of design

Chris Yeh has a good post on design as the compelling differentiator, which brings home the incredible transformation of the technology labor market in the GME:

A friend of mine is building a Web 2.0-type Web site. In the old days, this would have taken an entire team to build and operate. He's doing it on his own. In his spare time.

He designed the service, created a spec, and put it out to bid on Rentacoder...48 hours later, he's received a ton of bids, including some as low as $20. And that is not a misprint.

Of course, the $20 bidders are students in low-wage countries, but several reputable firms bid only slightly more, like $120.

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