nbspDuring A Chat With John Montgomery Yesterday He Tangentially Reveal

 During a chat with John Montgomery yesterday, he tangentially revealed a stunning number: according to Microsoft, there are more than 7 million “hobbyist programmers” in the US alone. Not professionals, not students, not “macro kings and queens,” not sysadmins with a knowledge of Perl, but flat-out hobbyists. I still don’t know if I can believe […]

Conference Economics

Martin Spedding clarifies that he’s criticizing PNC on a strictly economic basis. This is perfectly valid: consider that the benefits of a conference accrue primarily to the individual while the cost is borne primarily by companies. And the value of a conference is delivered primarily by speakers and attendees, but the profit is enjoyed primarily […]