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The more you know, the more you don’t know

This content is a little crusty, having been with me through 3 separate platform changes. Formatting may be rough, and I am slightly less stupid today than when I wrote it.
09 Nov 2009

The vendor-client relationship (is complete crap)

This is one facet of business that I simply never understood, and always drove me nuts. My boss would ask me to “get a better price,” and I’d have to go back to the vendor and essentially beg them to drop the price. How often does the purchasing company really have any leverage to ask for anything? The price is the price. You don’ like it, go elsewhere. It’s nonsense. Good to see I’m not alone! I particularly enjoyed the comparison to other services. Taco stand vs. filet mignon? “It’s cow.” See this mindset all the time in web development. Somehow the services you got from your 16-year-old neighbor are equivalent to a professional shop with 15 years of experience. How do people make these mental leaps!?

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