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post #15 of Old 05-03-2012
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Re: Computers on Ships

Originally Posted by steel View Post
It still should be better than trying to outsource software work to India!
Not necessarily..

1. Their internet connection speed and up-time will be far better than yours on land (never mind at sea)
2. Their hourly rates are about half whatever you might ask for, and
3. If the client needs someone to attend an urgent meeting, they're a plane-flight away - not 1000 miles from the nearest land..

If you're into IT and wanting a job at sea, a cruise ship is the best place to be - their IT needs are enormous. Walking to work is good to!

"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
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