Archive for December 29th, 2009

by jhwygirl

The world runs on software. That’s not going to change.

Coal mines eventually run out of coal.

RightNow currently employs 450 in Bozeman and will be hiring an addition 100 more people in Montana, at least 60 of them for the Bozeman area. Most of those jobs require a 4-year college degree, and all come with full medical, retirement and paid time off for community volunteer work.

The entire coal industry in the State of Montana employs 1,008 people.

People are always going to need software.

What happens when all the coal is gone? I guess we can ask Butte, see what they have to say.

There’s a $150 million figure in there for RightNow, and the state’s own coal council has its numbers, too – but again, I’ll repeat – those coal figures, those coal jobs, those coal taxes – all of it – goes away once the market drops out of it or the coal is out of the ground. Plus we get that mess those mines always always always leave behind.

And regardless of how you look at those numbers over there at the Montana coal council, RightNow compares quite nicely next to not just one coal mine, but several at once.

I guess Montana just wants to be West Virgina when it grows up. Who knew.

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And funny thing, to note – The Great Berkley Copper Pit was taken out…not by them evil union folk, no sir….but by (drumroll please…) the collapsing world market for coal, driven by some other largest and biggest and greatest discovery of copper. Somewhere in South America. Where – ironically (talking about the evils of unions/snark) – the mines were nationalized.

What is they say? – what comes around, goes around?

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