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July 25, 2005

Economics of Software Design

Every once in a while I run across something that I want to share with you, though it may not have anything directly to do with improving your business.  I encourage you to read this essay by Joel on Software  titled Hitting the High Notes.  In the essay, Joel riffs on productivity, the weakness of groups, the economics of software development, and iPod design.  It is worth five minutes of your day (or should I say six minutes, since you lawyers out there will round up to the full tenth of an hour).  Here’s my favorite quote: 

Essentially, design adds value faster than it adds cost.

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