ShoshanaS 10/22/2017 | 12:13:26 AM
Re: Knit necessarily Shall we call this tireless knitter... Mme. Desfarges?
PaulERainford 10/20/2017 | 4:55:46 AM
Re: Knit necessarily You don't get this quality on Bloomberg.
iainmorris 10/19/2017 | 3:39:18 PM
Re: Knit necessarily "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day." Shakespeare muses on the dynamism of European 5G.
RichardDT2P 10/18/2017 | 9:50:58 AM
Re: Knit necessarily Interesting post. It does make me wonder if there's a coming epiphany that eliminating all of the jobs is a bad idea? Not hard to imagine an AI developer knits <I knew I'd get it in there> a new way of processing that renders further programming unnecessary? Will they have the presence of mind to see their income disappearing and act accordingly? According to Bureau of Labor Stats, ~750k employees in Telco sector & 2.7M in IT. Society will look a lot different without all that tax revenue: less govt <wait, is that bad?>  
PaulERainford 10/18/2017 | 7:06:36 AM
Re: Knit necessarily I knew that English Lit A-level would come in useful one day.
Gabriel Brown 10/18/2017 | 6:37:20 AM
Re: Knit necessarily Classy post, Paul. Raising the level of the discussion. But a bit "show-offy" and intimidating at the same time.

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iainmorris 10/18/2017 | 6:34:40 AM
Re: Knit necessarily Did he cover that one in Heart of Darkness? 
PaulERainford 10/18/2017 | 6:23:15 AM
Re: Knit necessarily Don't get him started on SDN.
iainmorris 10/18/2017 | 6:17:00 AM
Re: Knit necessarily Doesn't sound like a big fan of automation, Mr Conrad. 
PaulERainford 10/18/2017 | 5:28:10 AM
Knit necessarily For a bit of literary, erm, light relief, here's novelist Joseph Conrad's take (sort of) on this automation malarkey:

"There is a – let us say – a machine. It evolved itself (I am severely scientific) out of a chaos of scraps of iron and behold! – it knits. I am horrified at the horrible work and stand appalled. I feel it ought to embroider – but it goes on knitting. You come and say: "this is all right; it's only a question of the right kind of oil. Let us use this – for instance – celestial oil and the machine shall embroider a most beautiful design in purple and gold". Will it? Alas no. You cannot by any special lubrication make embroidery with a knitting machine. And the most withering thought is that the infamous thing has made itself; made itself without thought, without conscience, without foresight, without eyes, without heart. It is a tragic accident – and it has happened. You can't interfere with it. The last drop of bitterness is in the suspicion that you can't even smash it. In virtue of that truth one and immortal which lurks in the force that made it spring into existence it is what it is – and it is indestructible!
It knits us in and it knits us out. It has knitted time space, pain, death, corruption, despair and all the illusions – and nothing matters. I'll admit however that to look at the remorseless process is sometimes amusing."

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