[geeks] Flicker users u in arms over MS acquisition...
adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Mon Feb 4 13:50:26 CST 2008
" From: Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
" On Feb 4, 2008, at 10:59 AM, Brian Dunbar wrote:
" >> Microsoft wants to be the sole supplier of computer software
" >> worldwide.
" >> End of story.
" > When you put it like that ... well it's rather elegant: a business
" > doing what it does (maximi$e profit$) the most efficient way it can.
" That is not the proper function of business.
" Business is merely one tool of many for the operation of a civilization.
" A business which focuses only on profit is a broken business.
but by its inherent nature the corporation is one-dimensional; it's
overriding purpose is to make money for stockholders. -anything- it
does along the way is mrerely a side effect. there are no other
carrots, and the only sticks are legal ones.
[i'll add that i believe strongly that not knowing anything about the
widgets your corporation makes its money from is dangerously
narrow-minded, but b-school dogma is that only money matters]
" It's not sustainable to operate that way, and it does a lot of
" unacceptable damage even if it were.
agreed - but how do you change the corporate ecology so that they
-want- to operate [more] sustainably?
Andrew Hay the genius nature
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