1. I accept that I am under the control of a higher power (Muppet).

When labor is cheap

There is no incentive for making a repeatable process.
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Permalink Send private email xampl 
March 26th, 2007 11:00am
don't you mean "when labor is cheaper than making a repeatable process, then there is no incentive to replace labor".

that's simple economics, and i don't know if there's anything wrong with that.
Permalink Send private email Kenny 
March 26th, 2007 11:13am
There's the annoyance factor.
Plus the cost of rework.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
March 26th, 2007 11:17am
When there are repeatable processes people bitch and moan about mechanization and unemployment and being used by capital and alienation of humans from their work.

When labor is cheap (compared to manufactured products/automated process), one parent is bullied into staying at home mending socks and washing dishes and telling bedtime stories (instead of: buying new socks when old ones have holes, dish washers and, well, books, TV and Internet).
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 26th, 2007 11:23am
> i don't know if there's anything wrong with that.

Most people don't think there's anything wrong with misusing people.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 26th, 2007 11:25am
Ooh, I think most people intellectually would understand that abusing (or using as slaves) other people is wrong.

Now, implementing that in practical life is a much more difficult issue, of course.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 26th, 2007 11:27am
>>Most people don't think there's anything wrong with misusing people.

define "misuse"?

if it is "paying someone to do a repeatable process", then your definition seems quite broad...
Permalink Send private email Kenny 
March 26th, 2007 11:40am
> define "misuse"?

mis·use      /n. mɪsˈyus; v. mɪsˈyuz/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[n. mis-yoos; v. mis-yooz] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, verb, -used, -us·ing.
–noun
1. wrong or improper use; misapplication.
2. Obsolete. bad or abusive treatment.
–verb (used with object)
3. to use wrongly or improperly; misapply.
4. to treat badly or abusively; maltreat.
[Origin: 1350–1400; ME; see mis-1, use]
Permalink son of parnas 
March 26th, 2007 11:42am

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