"There's an endemic inability in the software industry to estimate the amount of time for a software project."(*TRUE*)
Cool term:"Manseconds": (ergonomic unit of measurment applied to keyboards, joysticks).
"Start-ups appeal eather to jaded cynics - because they know the way the things really work - or to the totally naiive - because they don't."
Douglas Coupland. "Microserfs"