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Tue Nov 9 04:32:41 MST 1999
Thus we are left with the conclusion that for close to two decades
American businesses have been on an irrational binge of investing in
after wave of computer technology that does not even pay for itself; as
result, government and private statistics show that businesses have
significant drops in output and productivity.
</color></bold> While the methods bourgeois buisnesses use to handle
information technology are backward, information technology has at the
same time 1) expanded their markets and capabilities tremendously and
2) provided them with a higher standard of efficiency/production that
they are capable of. Simply stated, capitalists have not yet been able
to fully use information technology to increase profits by whatever
degree; and they will not be able to do so; just as fuedal institutions
could not suceed using factories while maintaining serfdom, bourgeois
buisness cannot use information technology while maintianing capitalism
-- the use of one contradicts the use of the other.
<excerpt> In many cases digitization is inferior to previous production
regimes. For example while records were not durable in some ways like
CD's the sound is really better than CD's. That digitization was
forced not by performance but by market dynamics. The same thing can
be said about the sterilizing effect of digital images as compared to
more hand made images.
These are aesthic/opinion critiques of modern production. That's ok,
but it supports the statement of digitization being inferior only in
regards to your asthetic likes/dislikes. If you judge these two things
by most standards besides (for instance usable life span, storage
space, etc), modern production is superior.
"In those days, after the defeat of the Paris Commune, history made slow
organisational and educational work the task of the day."
Vladimir Lenin, Tasks of the Proletariat in Our Revolution
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