This week’s episode focuses on the trade off between efficient programs and lazy programmers.
A choice can be made when generalizing some problems to ask the computer to make a set of choices that the programmer wasn’t willing to make when he defined the process. This uses compute resources to make up for the programmer’s indecision or inabilities.
If you’re interested in more about the cost of computing over time, read my white paper here: A Proposed Approach to Minimum Costs for Financial System Data Maintenance
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