If I finish this stuff, perhaps I can read "The Automation Charade" from Logic mag:
I lied to myself I started reading right away:
"Automated processes are often far less impressive than the puffery and propaganda surrounding them imply—and sometimes they are nowhere to be seen. Jobs may be eliminated and salaries slashed but people are often still laboring alongside or behind the machines, even if the work they perform has been deskilled or goes unpaid. "
"McDonald’s customers aren’t on the brink of some hyper-digitized foray into commerce that we might recognize from sci-fi fare like Minority Report or Black Mirror. Instead, they’re, if anything, on course to re-experience the rather quaint dining chambers of the midcentury automat."
oh snap, Jefferson, dumbwaiters, and the effective hiding of the labor of the people he enslaved... this is a good piece.
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