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The theory of a post-industrial economy is just that, that the most valuable thing is human to human contact...

The reality is that the massage therapist to Brad Pitt, or that at Manchester Utd is earning money commensurate with that idea, however the illegal immigrant Filipino girls at the local salon most certainly are not...

Software is sort of better, but sort of not. The "stars" of software are not workers, but part-owners, which is a symptom of the risk shift and the outsourcing boom has created underclasses, esp. in web and games programming who vary between badly and well paid, but many work in very difficult conditions.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Fri Jul 18th, 2008 at 04:21:38 AM EST
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