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reply "Nick Sabalausky (Abscissa)" <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
Work = Resources * Efficiency

Applicable to IT, CS, and any other form of engineering.

Just putting that out there, FWIW.

Sources:
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"Efficiency": Merriam-Webster 
<https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/efficiency)>:

1: the quality or degree of being efficient ("X is X! Yawn, tell me 
something that means something!")

2.a: efficient operation (ehh? Ehhh!?!?!)

2.b.1: effective operation as measured by a comparison of production 
with cost (as in energy, time, and money): (Ahh, so: efficiency is 
"produced work" vs "resources required to produce that amount of work"!!!)

2.b.2: the ratio of the useful energy delivered by a dynamic system to 
the energy supplied to it: (Ahh, so, once again: "produced work vs 
resources required to produce that amount of work")

3: efficiency apartment: "a small usually furnished apartment with 
minimal kitchen and bath facilities" --- ummm...not relevant...?

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"Efficiency": Dictionary.com <https://www.dictionary.com/browse/efficiency>

1. the state or quality of being efficient, or able to accomplish 
something with the least waste of time and effort; competency in 
performance.

"Able to accomplish something" (ie, "work") "with the least waste of 
time an effort" (ie, using minimum "resources")

2. accomplishment of or ability to accomplish a job with a minimum 
expenditure of time and effort: The assembly line increased industry's 
efficiency. ("ability to accomplish a job" == "work", "expenditure of 
time and effort" == "resources")

3. the ratio of the work done or energy developed by a machine, engine, 
etc., to the energy supplied to it, usually expressed as a percentage. 
("work done or energy developed by a machine, engine, etc." == "work", 
"the energy supplied to it" == "resources"...ie: "the ratio of ["work"] 
to ["resources"]" == "efficiency")

4. efficiency apartment: "a small apartment consisting typically of a 
combined living room and bedroom area, a bathroom, and a kitchenette." - 
Not relevant.
May 23
parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 04:00:35AM -0400, Nick Sabalausky (Abscissa) via
Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
[...]
 "Efficiency": Merriam-Webster
 <https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/efficiency)>:
 
 1: the quality or degree of being efficient ("X is X! Yawn, tell me
 something that means something!")
 
 2.a: efficient operation (ehh? Ehhh!?!?!)
[...] To understand recursion, you must first understand recursion. ;-) T -- What did the alien say to Schubert? "Take me to your lieder."
May 23