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I used Elm in production and it cost me my job – Annaia Berry - YouTube
Time to bill the functionality not the time spent.

Once upon a time, a cargo ship was not starting. Everything seemed fine to mechanics, but the engine just wouldn't start.
After weeks of immobilization and dozen of hours of costly experts not finding the solution, the ship owners were directed by one of the experts to an old retired mechanic who supposedly worked magic in his days. The owners went for it, because at that point they would have hired a shaman if he had promised them to fix their ship.
The old guy came with his own toolbox. Within ten minutes he took out a little hammer and gently hit a specific point in the engine, which then consented to fire up.
The ship owners were delighted and asked the guy to send them the bill. On the morrow he came back with a single-line $10,000 bill. They told the old mechanic that it seemed disproportionate for the time he spent. The mechanics then rewrote the bill as such :
- poking with a hammer : $2
- knowing where to poke : $9,998
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october 2019 by kme

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