The problem is that this false statement has become a culture. It's false because machine cost is higher than human cost. This statement is true if you are building an app to run on a few machines only, but if you are developing an app for end users then you have to count the machine cost for all users. If an app is to be used by a million users, and only 0.1% of those need to upgrade their machines because of this app then you are looking at a total cost close to half a million dollars.
Originally Posted by quasipedia