Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Cost of Getting Things Done

Me: We could use [very nice commercial tool that costs about $20] to do it.

Boss: What about [hard to use open source package]? That's free.

Me: It's not really free if it takes several days for someone to install and use [hard to use open source package] when [very nice commercial tool that costs about $20] would take a few minutes.