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by mhagger
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1205: "Is It Worth the Time?"
Replies: 76
Views: 26780

Re: 1205: "Is It Worth the Time?"

It's a really cool chart but I notice it treats an hour in the future as though it's as valuable as an hour in the present. The economist in me cringes at that because, as everyone has probably experienced through procrastination, we never value our future time as much as we value our present time ...
by mhagger
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1205: "Is It Worth the Time?"
Replies: 76
Views: 26780

Re: 1205: "Is It Worth the Time?"

Great table, but I have to disagree with the numbers: It seems like the calculation assumes 24-hour days and 365-day years, so the conversion from time saved t and frequency of task f to time worth spending T is T = t * f * 5 years with the straight unit conversion 1 year = 365 days 1 week = 7 days ...

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