* Posts by Evil Terran

3 posts • joined 19 Sep 2013

Locked into fixed-term mobile contract with variable prices? Not on our watch – Ofcom

Evil Terran

Re: Has always been this way, no need for OfCom

That free-market-weenie's wet dream is dead, thankfully, and has been for a long time. The idea of unfair contracts isn't a new one, this is just updating it to cover an instance that didn't exist when it was first devised.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unfair_terms_in_English_contract_law

Google tries putting an NFC ring on it: Bonking will keep you SAFE

Evil Terran

Re: Flawed

DaLo, I'm guessing AC is talking about Google, completely missing the point that they don't have anything to do with the manufacture of these devices.

Or maybe just ignoring that point so they can grind their favourite axe.

I, for one, welcome our robotic communist jobless future

Evil Terran

further reading

As well as the other great minds already mentioned, Bertrand Russell also expressed similar ideas in "In Praise of Idleness" (one of my favourite essays):

http://www.zpub.com/notes/idle.html

Much more recently, I like the 2003 novella "Manna", for its takes on both distopian and utopian possible post-labour societies -- and that's a free read on-line, too:

http://marshallbrain.com/manna1.htm

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