How much wood could a Woodchuck chuck if a Woodchuck could chuck wood?

Well I am guessing that many of you have heard this saying.  And also thinking what in the world does this have to do with Computer Repair. Well One thing that feel happens a lot is when you tell someone how long a job might takes, and a price per hour they are shocked. So that brings us to the saying “How much wood could a Woodchuck chuck if a Woodchuck could chuck wood?” I feel the number one concern, is they or someone they know can do it for free. And agreed if you have someone that can and is willing to do it for free it is silly to pay someone. The issue is can you get someone to do it for free, or have someone walk you through it?  As an IT Consultant one of the things I do (outside of Computer Repair/Networking) is consulting. This is usually on if the price is worth it or not. An example is if you need a part replaced on your machine and it is a cost effective FRU (Field Replaceable Unit)? Most times a HDD (Hard Disk Drive) is resendable, but a Mother Board replacement might not be. See with a simple HDD replacement it could take a tech 20 minutes or a few hours depending on what you want them to do. Add a new HDD 20 minutes, Replace and clone existing multiple hours.

So with that said I all you wanted to know was “How much wood could a Woodchuck chuck if a Woodchuck could chuck wood?” According to a Cornell publication, the answer is ~700 pounds.

-Daryl Jiles