Who said anything about APM only being used by laptops?
Posted Apr 6, 2011 2:58 UTC (Wed) by giraffedata
In reply to: Who said anything about APM only being used by laptops?
Parent article: Powering down APM
In the example I gave, the proposer said the electricity savings would pay for the purchase. He was wrong.
You haven't shown that though. All you've pointed out is that in a hypothetical scenario you posit, there are other balancing concerns.
Other balancing concerns? You mean the value of time? That's not a balancing concern, but an intrinsic part of any comparison of an immediate payment versus a series of payments over time. Not considering time in this comparison is like not considering the shipping charge when comparing prices on Ebay.
Incidentally, this example is a true story, from a very ordinary business, as opposed to one operating in a black hole where time has no value.
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