21 APR 2011 by ideonexus

 L Peter Deutsch on Software as a Capital Asset Versus Exp...

The problem being the old saying in the business: "fast, cheap, good—pick any two." If you build things fast and I you have some way of building them inexpensively, it's very unlikely that they're going to be good. But this s|s school of thought says you shouldn't expect software to last. I think behind this perhaps is a mindset of software as expense vs. software as capital asset. I'm very much in the software-as-capital-asset school. When I was working at ParcPlace and Adele Goldberg was...
Folksonomies: software capital
Folksonomies: software capital
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Sell software to customers as a capital asset, and as such, it requires maintenance costs, but not as a throwaway expense.