The Reluctant Programmer - Rather than urge their kids to be doctors or lawyers, some parents push their progeny to go into software development. Sometimes it works out. And sometimes the poor, benighted offspring gaze out of the office window yearning for hard labor in the 95-degree heat — anything except spending their lives doing something they don’t want to do, whether or not they have the aptitude for it. Usually their work is mediocre, and they’re out the door every day at 4:55 p.m. sharp. —
I thought this was interesting. Being reading lots of articles on Developer experiences
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Small loans to clients using phones drives startup into global market
“We deal in nano-finance. At any time of the day, someone in the world is in desperate need of a very small amount of money. This is where we step in,” says Mr Kyula.
Nano-finance, he explains, is one step below what microfinance institutions do. His company extends small loans worth between Sh5 and Sh1,800 to mobile phone users.
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Well, this guy is going to make a buttload of cash. What his “nanofinancing” business is doing is extending the western standard of debt-living to the rest of the globe. Sure, people need money. But people also don’t need everything they want. Taking out a nano-loan every time you want a new piece of swag will put that ass in the hole.
This is interesting. An extension of mobile money.