Estimating is hard.

Guesstimate is a delightful first draft of a tool to help clarify why we don’t know the answer to your question.  Here for example the user has tried to get a handle on how: “Taking down the tree, how long?”

taking down the christmas tree

I was a bit taken aback that my immediate reaction to this. A flashback to Simula.  What a lovely language.  I used back in the late 1960s, and then once more in the mid 70s.  It had things that didn’t become common in other languages for a long long time, like threads and classes.  It was very good at this kind of computation.  Simulation accounted for a big slice of all computing, back in the day.

I didn’t see any loops.

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