Custom Application Development

Nov 20 2008   2:44PM GMT

Cynical Thoughts of an Independent Software Developer

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My hope is that all my readers will forgive me for my recent lack of blog writing, as I have been very busy on behalf of all independent developers while flying my personal jet (…shown here) to congress to lobby for a bailout bill for independent business owners.  Unfortunately my travel has brought me away from my sprawling Texas mansion now being rebuilt along the shores of Galvaston Bay (…no internet access), as well as my soon to be rebuilt home in the hillside of California which was burned to its foundation, a complete loss during the recent fires out there.  These events have also, of course, meant that I have had to spend countless hours fighting with insurance companies which are of course going broke in this economy and also looking for money from congress so as to continue “business as usual”.  (I find that not getting insurance money due me really IS business as usual however! — so why do they need the money anyway?). 

While my personal jet is well-equiped and of the latest design (…as pictured here), the bad economic times have meant that I have cut back on the $4/minute use of internet access while traveling — I just simply refuse to spend that kind of money — and of course, I told my lobbyists in Washington and they thoroughly understood my concerns here!  Unfortunately my best efforts have apparently done nothing to change the situation for us as independent developers in an economy seemingly tanking each day, riddled with job cuts, and clouded with uncertainty.

Bottom line fellow readers is this — we’ll have to keep working hard (…when we have work) until at least 2040, by which time we’ll recognize this period as “the best of times”!  We’ll long for the “good old days” of today.  In the meantime what there is for us to do is to continue to express the value of efficient applications, tailored to the business model, and flexible enough to provide for changes in that business model as they inevitably arise.

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