Since therefore machinery, considered alone, shortens the hours of labour, but, when in the service of capital, lengthens them; since in itself it lightens labour, but when employed by capital, heightens the intensity of labour; since in itself it is a victory of man over the forces of Nature, but in the hands of capital, makes man the slave of those forces; since in itself it increases the wealth of the producers, but in the hands of capital, makes them paupers-for all these reasons and others besides, says the bourgeois economist without more ado, it is clear as noon-day that all these contradictions are a mere semblance of the reality, and that, as a matter of fact, they have neither an actual nor a theoretical existence. Thus he saves himself from all further puzzling of the brain, and what is more, implicitly declares his opponent to be stupid enough to contend against, not the capitalistic employment of machinery, but machinery itself.
Venture Communist. Creator of miscommunication technologies, including deadSwap, Thimbl and R15N. Author of the Telekommunist Manifesto.
... is Co-founder of Telekommunisten, he works more in the background and is taking care of most administrative tasks so that everything goes smoothly. He works and lives with his family in France.
Grammar-loving, sticker-spreading privacy freak. Works mainly with Thimbl.