[LINK] So, you're worried about RFID?
rick at praxis.com.au
Sat Aug 21 16:35:39 EST 2004
Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> Stilgherrian [stil at stilgherrian.com] wrote:
>>I am so sorry.
>>I now understand that the only issue affecting the well-being of me
>>and the other 6 billion people on this planet is the ability of
>>Business to increase its Profit, and that anything which might
>>restrict that ability in any way is Evil.
> its not about profit its about creating value. value for customers,
> value for staff and in return value for shareholders.
We need a word injected at this stage. Spin. The above is pure Spin!
The above is so tired.
Recall how Microsoft screamed blue murder at its DoJ trial
and defended the 'creation of value' for businesses and the
'protection and promotion of innovation'. We've seen nothing of
the sort from that company since Bush Jr unshackled them from
possible punitive measures.
Let's review: value for customers ... nope, methinks perceived value
for product paid for has declined over the past ten years, i.e. you
pay more, get less and practically no service. Stuff that one.
Let's try value for staff: nope, don't wash either. Staff are now
(in Australia) working the most overtime per capita in the world.
50-60 hrs per week, and paid for 40 hrs. The percent of the workforce
defined as "casual" (i.e. no benefits, holidays, sickies) has increased
rapidly over the past fifteen years ... since downsizing became
popular. Stuff that one as well.
Return value for shareholders. BINGO! Profits are being returned
not to staff in the form of better working conditions: profits are
being CREATED by stripping staff of their benefits and wages. Profits
are not being returned to consumers in the form of better products
and services. Profits are being created by lowering quality of product
Let's do a straw poll on Link:
1. Has product quality, in general, increased or decreased for the
amount of labour dollar you pay over the past twenty years?
2. Has the quality of after sales service, in general, increased or
decreased over the past twenty years?
3. Have executive salaries increased or decreased in relation to the
general public in the past twenty years.
4. Has the gap between rich and poor widened or narrowed over the past
5. Do you fell better off or worse off financially now than your parents
did twenty years ago?
> in simple english you have a completly utterly misinformed worldview.
At the risk of repeating: ad hominem attacks just don't cut
Stil has a world view that differs from vicc's. That's all.
And it is way off topic, BTW. Suggestion: take this all to UNLINK.
We can have a ball there without disturbing the purpose of LINK :)
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
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