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$450 a month isn't that much for an investor. It's nothing compared to salary.

But I guess that the old Sparcstation could only handle a tiny load. Scaling it up to thousands of customers would have been very expensive.

Scaling? Well, fortunately, the online population was a lot smaller then, and we were targeting a niche (machine tools) - we still had some scaling issues, but nothing at all like you'd have to worry about now.

But yes - if we'd had to, it would have gotten expensive pretty quick.

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