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Comment Re:Lots of bad assumptions here. (Score 1) 1140

Automation did not change the work paradigm. Automation roughly follows increased wages and permits higher levels of compensation.

What changed the work paradigm was the internationalization of labor management through the selective application of information technologies, so that financial managers could pretend to be industrialists by seeking ever cheaper labor markets, thus delaying the pressure to automate.

Comment Re:Something about eggs and a basket (Score 1) 63

Much of the infrastructure in that area was built during the massive cold-war build-up of post-nuclear-attack communications infrastructure, in bands around the District of Columbia. The mandate remains for such an infrastructure within reach of a government in flight from a first nuclear attack.

Military mandates move mountains, so I would guess that a few mountains were moved at Google headquarters, a few at the local and state levels, and possibly one or two at the cash level.

Comment Re:3.5mm? (Score 1) 412

No other connector-type requires a metallic prong to go that deep into the mechanism or for an empty hole to take volume from other components.

Moreover, the case could more easily isolate the rest of the components -- including the screen -- if the case itself intrudes uniformly and only a little into the space behind the screen.

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