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Asking for a direct tie-in between increased funding for computers and a commitment to deliver provable savings is an invitation to prepare figmental projections that demean both those who produce them as well as those that accept them.
As Paul Strassmann, former CIO of the US Department of Defense and renowned IT economist, writes in his book The Value of Computers, Information and Knowledge: "Asking for a direct tie-in between increased funding for computers and a commitment to deliver provable savings is an invitation to prepare figmental projections that demean both those who produce them as well as those that accept them.