Lump of cash or trip of a lifetime? IT people, it seems, would take the money.
Cambridge-headquartered software company Red Gate has had possibly tens of thousands of entries to its competition, open to database administrators, to win a suborbital flight with Space Adventures. For legal reasons, the winner can choose between the flight or a cash equivalent of $102,000, and though the DBA in Space competition remains open until 22 November, an ongoing survey of the company's Twitter followers has nearly two-thirds opting for the money.
Somehow, Hyperbola reckons this should be no surprise. While millionaires who can't decide whether to buy another Ferrari or not might just as well plunk out for a fairground ride with a difference, for mere mortals with a mortgage and recession angst the choice looks easy.