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Jonathan Erickson

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An Upside to a Down Economy?

February 06, 2009

There's not much good that we can say when it comes to the economy. Still, there are those among us who see the bottle half full, rather than half empty.For instance, over at Cilk Arts Ilya Mirman has written The Economy versus Multicore, an interesting take on how "multicore offers a major way for you to emerge from the recession with a healthy business focused on a legitimate reasons for new customers to buy, and existing customers to upgrade." He goes on to add that "together, multicore CPUs and applications that harness available cores yield several important benefits with respect to both productivity and customer satisfaction." Take the time to read.

Then fellow blogger Jack Woehr raised a similar, albeit multicore-free, point in his post Opportunity Knocks for Tech Gurus. His point is that there is a lot of great programming talent out there, and now is a good time for small, specialized development organizations to take advantage of it. What do you think?

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