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Work for a company and you get a paycheck at regular intervals, as long as company needs you, does not go out of business and is not merged or bought out by another company.
However, owner of a pest control business has irregular income, but from maybe 1000 or so different customers.
If one of those customers moves away or switches to a competitor, pest control owner still receives income from other 999.
Given reasonable management and marketing, pest control businesses will survive as long as world contains mice, roaches and others.
I wonder how many Enron employees now wish they were pest exterminators?
I don't expect techies to kill fleas.
I do expect that techies who understand they must constantly search for new ways to help people -- whether employers or customers -- will make a lot of money in this third millenium.
Techies who just want management to leave them alone to code will have a niche when economy is booming as in 1999. In bad times, pray for good luck.
It's up to us to shape our futures by actions we take now.
Do minimum, reap minimum.
Do a good job, receive your fair share.
Take initiative and use your creativity and hard work to far beyond where you are now, and harvest abundance of Earth.
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