OK, but you won't like it. That will mean the software doesn't release until the lead programmer says so. No ifs ands or buts. If management presses too hard on that issue, THEY go to jail. Expect prices to get a lot higher and development time to multiply. Provide a high quality hardware platform or no go. No substituting hardware later or you invalidate the sign-off. Expect to have a computer dedicated to that application and that application only. Be sure to get any thing added to the LAN approved...
Yes, it works startlingly well. And it blows up any notion that counts on rational actors in the market.
In that case, they are charging you extra for something that actually costs them extra. The credit card companies actually do take a percentage of what you pay for themselves, they just hide the umbrella by charging it to the merchant rather than the cardholder.
The real problem fees are the ones like Comcast hides that you will never not be charged.
I'm merely expressing the impression you have left so far. Consider it an invitation to correct my understanding of your position.
If you have good connectivity and the right software. Also if you're used to using a computer with a touchscreen. The latter is probably a bit of an issue for many coaches. Given a concerted effort, I'm sure they'd get it but they are supposed to be paying attention to the game, not the technology.
For the most part, they're a solution looking for a problem as far as the coaches are concerned. What they were using before was working for them.
Yes, you seem OK with doing something and deferring the reward, that wasn't in question. But you recoil in horror at the basic income unless you are individually born to wealth, then it's OK?
The question at hand is "is it OK for people to receive value without doing anything". You and cayenne8 seem to be saying "only if they're fabulously wealthy". rather than the more consistant "No, put the rich parasites to work too" or "Yes, that's fine".
As for the rest, yes small scale automation is a good thing. So is large scale automation. The automation isn't the problem, it is a failure to adjust our social and economic policies to the new reality that is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
But it sure blows up the claim that our current economic system will inevitably drive price down to the marginal cost of production.
If our system vaguely resembled Smith's Capitalism, maybe.
Most small business owners who started the business without that small million dollar loan from dad do not own machines that crank out value while they watch. Most end up being owner/operators. They would probably benefit greatly from the basic income. They need for enough local people to have enough money to spend to keep them in business.
That says nothing about productivity. It says a lot about where the benefits of that productivity accrue (hint, not to the people working 2 jobs).
Yeah, just starve those retired fuckers in the streets. That'll make things better. No way they'll take up rifles and fix their situations.
We'll just get us some government death panels to decide who has to go.
We could get a long way by terminating our endless war in the middle east and billing the chickenhawks and their friends for the odious debt they ran up for personal benefit.
In many cases, that's true. Unfortunately, the million dollar CEOs who claim that superior skills make them worth that much can't seem to work that out for themselves.
However, I'm talking about jobs such as assembly. Foxcom is replacing 45,000 workers this year with machines.
"'Tis true, 'tis pity, and pity 'tis 'tis true." -- Poloniouius, in Willie the Shake's _Hamlet, Prince of Darkness_