Re: Has Technology Altered The Balance of Power In The Workplace?

Dave Griffith (
16 May 1995 10:29:26 -0700

In article <3paidj$> (Gordon Fitch) writes:
>iguana@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Martin C Kaminer):
>| The material collected will also be made available via the WWW. I would
>| be very grateful if anyone with experiences, anecdotes or opinions in
>| the following areas would see fit to contribute them....
>I notice that you don't mention sabotage and subversion,
>which will become increasingly important diversions for the
>employed and semi-employed as production systems become more

An old dream, but an unrealistic one. Sabotage is only a meaningful
occupation near the end-stages of social breakdown. Before then, you
just can't generate enough effect to make it worth the effort, and
the campaign breaks down of its own futility. (I disregard tactical
sabotage ('Keep the bridge out of commission from 1200 to 1500, but
no earlier') as it requires coordination beyond the capacity of
the general populace.) Even the height of the Luddite and French
Resistance sabotage campaigns yielded little in the way of effect.

--Dave Griffith,