To infinity or the bank?

by | Nov 17, 2011 | Seradata News | 0 comments

 

Lump of cash or trip of a lifetime? IT people, it seems, would take themoney.

Cambridge-headquartered software company Red Gate has had possibly tens ofthousands of entries to its competition, open to database administrators, towin a suborbital flight with Space Adventures. For legal reasons, the winnercan choose between the flight or a cash equivalent of $102,000, and though the DBAin Space competition remains open until 22 November, an ongoing survey of thecompany’s Twitter followers has nearly two-thirds opting for the money.

Somehow, Hyperbola reckons this should be no surprise. While millionaires whocan’t decide whether to buy another Ferrari or not might just as well plunk outfor a fairground ride with a difference, for mere mortals with a mortgage andrecession angst the choice looks easy.

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