There are jobs, particularly database-oriented ones, for which computers are necessary, but for everyday office life, I question whether they have brought the productivity that their enormous cost, up to £10,000 per person, demands.
San Francisco businesses face many challenges, including high rents, regulatory burdens, and the rising cost of workers compensation insurance and employee health plans.
Cost is more important than quality but quality is the best way to reduce cost.
The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart.
W. C. Fields
He needs to give us first of all the estimate of what that cost is going to be, why we are there, when we are going to get out and what are the situations or objectives that allow to get out of there.
No one knows the cost of a defective product – don't tell me you do. You know the cost of replacing it, but not the cost of a dissatisfied customer.
W. Edwards Deming
That iPad you just bought. Do you care that it cost a few pence to manufacture? No. It's cost you several hundred pounds because somebody else was willing to pay that much for it. If they weren't... it wouldn't.
Because of the Turing completeness theory, everything one Turing-complete language can do can theoretically be done by another Turing-complete language, but at a different cost. You can do everything in assembler, but no one wants to program in assembler anymore.
Would-be adoptive parents have to struggle for years through a bureaucratic obstacle course at an average cost of $30,000.
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
William Francis Buckley
Every retailer, when they price their goods, looks at their total cost overall. When they have costs go up, they'll price their products accordingly.
They pollute. It's not because morally they have a problem, but more because the mechanism now is rewarding those who cut corners to save cost.