Why I Will Never Feel Threatened by Programmers in India Cheap Overseas Programming

[UPDATE: To all those who got here by clicking a link entitled "Why I Will Never Feel Threatened by Programmers in India", that title has been retired as an unfortunate misfire on my part: much of the conversation was lead astray as though I meant to single out India in particular, and it landed for some as having racist connotations.

It is now titled "Why I Will Never Feel Threatened by Cheap Overseas Programming", which much more aptly captures the meat and message of this essay. And now without further ado…]

I got a call from a friend of a friend the other night. It was a fellow with whom I’d talked 11 months ago about a project he and his partner were looking to start. We established then that I wasn’t the guy for him, that I was likely too expensive for their big-dreams, small-means budget.

Fast forward to present day: their project is still not launched, it’s still not right. They’ve paid for something between 600-700 hours of development with a firm in India, and they should have launched 6 weeks ago.

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