Originally Posted by geekmaster
??? Two hours work? Perhaps a half-hour work for a real "system's coder"... ??
When adjusted for inflation, most likely so.
Forty years ago, my peers and I where getting the equivalent of 3 Kindles per day.
I suspect that manpower costs have not gone down.
(Looking at the bill for these "happy pills" I **know** cost have not gone down!)
The point remains: Real hardware is cheaper than emulating it.