Programmer Productivity and Economic Rewards
If Software is one of the major areas where productivity gains can be astronomical as opposed to other careers, then the potential there is for unlimited monetary gains. Software may be one of the few areas where economic profits are possible long-term. Economic profits typically become zero due to competition. But, even in a competitive market, if productivity can be improved long-term, then long-term economic profits are still possible… The potential then for software as an incredible money making machine is there – even with competition. This is of course, only if productivity gains continue to outpace competition's lost margin.
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