SevenCubed - 4:24 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
I had a potential client the other day that I was trying to emphasis this to -- what rocknbil is saying. I know you've mentioned these points before but this time I'm flagging it for future reference so I can easily find it and direct someone to it for reading because it's so true.
The potential client thanked me for my "helpful concern" but moved on to the next developer on the list. In the end it's going to potentially cost them more in the form of intangibles when they get hacked and loss-of-trust develops with search engines. Not to mention the maintenance fees when they realize they actually cannot update it themselves because it is indeed too technical.