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Newmedia on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:04:00 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Means of production: The factory-floor knowledge economy (le mo...


Folks:
 
Once again this article shows a profound failure to deal with the effects  
of technology -- pointing, among other places, to the underlying flaws in 
the  MIT "history of technology" effort.
 
With  the advent of MASS media, industrial economics shifted from
*production* to  *consumption*and since there is no "consumption function"
in today's economic  models, we still have little idea has happened to us
and continue to look at the  wrong places to understand the current
situation.
 
Once the rest  of the world completes its own industrial development, the 
notion that there is  any future for *industrial* production workers is silly 
and increasingly  *reactionary* . . . !!
 
Mark  Stahlman
Brooklyn  NY


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