About 2 years ago I discovered a wonderful piece of software called Gallery. Gallery is an online photo album with dozens of incredible features that help people manage and display their photos on their web sites. Dozens of developers have spent thousands of hours creating the features in Gallery. The cost to develop is not really known but quite conservatively runs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars after translating time spent.
I recently completed development of a web site for Anne Fitzpatrick, a friend and scholar. Anne studies and works on international collaborations in computing, American and Russian nuclear weapons, and science and technology policy and culture.
For the past eight years, Anne and her colleagues have been busy translating and editing Pioneers of Soviet Computing by Boris Malinovsky. University and commercial publishing companies refused to publish their work, so Anne decided to self-publish the work as an eBook.