The Unprofitable Valley Or: Why So Much Stuff Is Mediocre « Stohrer Music.
Very thought provoking blog on why so many markets are dominated by mediocrity. Especially interesting since it comes from an unexpected source, a Saxophone repair service professional.
I think this could pretty much be transcribed to apply to security in software development too – so much software is insecure because by definition, building software securely is more difficult and/or time consuming, requiring significant developer commitment without much return (since most clients are not equipped to recognize the difference).
Very interesting read!