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When I hear about automation increasing worker productivity, I sometimes think of the productivity of a factory that only needs one worker -- huge, presumably.

In principle, a factory might need no workers at all. Would worker productivity then be infinite, the denominator having become zero?

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by technopolitical on Fri Mar 30th, 2007 at 03:18:16 AM EST
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Which brings up the question, "What are they producing so much better?"  Smog?  Barbie Dolls?  Incontinent Ordinance?  Cars?  

The business press is full of these gee-whiz, feel-good, statistics.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Mar 30th, 2007 at 06:00:03 PM EST
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