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Would you like extra IT with that, Sir?

Posted by steve on May 12, 2013

Someone has to say it: digitalising your life might not be all good.

Anyone who has checked their I-Phone whilst on the toilet will probably have an inkling that something is not going right.

The fundamental problem is that everyone working in the IT industry wants to sell more IT.  And those outside would like to get in, happily by working away at an app for free in the hope that they can sell it and make big bucks.

I wouldn’t mind if more IT meant more free time, less hungry people; but it doesn’t, not the way the basic program we call “business as usual” is configured. An unhappy mistake, putting IT together with industrial capitalism. We need to find a way out of this, and quick.

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