You’ve got a couple options when it comes to turning a profit:
- Underpay workers
- Overvalue the product
Modern capitalism does both (alongside a subset of the middle class that gets dramatically overpaid, such as programmers, and gratuitous expenditures such as salary bonuses). Whichever way you slice it, though, you get inflation and increasing inequality.
Yep! Once “everyone can code,” owners can finally do what they’ve always wanted to do: underpay programmers. https://switter.at/web/statuses/101868999452217767
@dredmorbius hmm, seems a bit different than what I’m talking about, though it does use a similar metaphor
@dredmorbius I didn’t know about this though so thanks for the link!
@amydentata LibGen is your friend, as is the Internet Archive.
But in your own words is fine.
Most ideas have been around before, something I keep realising when I have some whackadoodle notion, then find well-established precedent. Sometimes decades after I'd first thought of them.