(or how to tell the difference between frugality and being cheap)
I got into a debate with a Republic Wireless customer recently. I know, people are sick of me talking about them; but this isn’t a post about Republic, it’s a post about math. Specifically, it’s a post about math defending why you should spend a little time learning about your communications technology, being willing to pay for what you actually need, and choosing the Cheap and Good options from the modified Engineer’s Iron Triangle instead of Cheap and Easy, especially when we’re talking about recurring monthly costs. We shall do this by simply examining the math behind $10.