It’s that time of year again so we sat down with our tax attorney to file our papers with the authorities. We’ve used the same guy for years now, but this year it was slightly different. Instead of going to a physical office we Skyped over the laptop in the kitchen. After a number of … Continue reading Automation, Metadata, Surveillance: Putting All the Pieces Together
I was on the road a while back and needed to stop to use the facilities. A chain restaurant on the side of the highway seemed like a reasonable spot. As I headed to the men’s room I noticed iPads on all the tables. These are the new electronic menus. They don’t replace wait staff, … Continue reading Guaranteed Minimum What?
Sabotage has its root in the French word sabot, which is a kind of wooden shoe. In the early days of the Industrial Revolution craftsmen would throw their shoes into the gears of factory machines. Skilled labor was being replaced with mechanical production, undermining traditional professions, reducing incomes, and removing the social standing of workers. … Continue reading Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Projectile Wooden Shoes