“Harry Braverman says in “Labor and Monopoly Capital”: The Hawthorne tests were based on…”

“Harry Braverman says in “Labor and Monopoly Capital”: The Hawthorne tests were based on behaviorist psychology and were supposed to confirm that workers performance could be predicted by pre-hire testing. However, the Hawthorne study showed “that the performance of workers had little relation to ability and in fact often bore a reverse relation to test scores…”. What the studies really showed was that the workplace was not “a system of bureaucratic formal organization on the Weberian model, nor a system of informal group relations, as in the interpretation of Mayo and his followers but rather a system of power, of class antagonisms”. This discovery was a blow to those hoping to apply the behavioral sciences to manipulate workers in the interest of management.”

Hawthorne effect

“Harry Braverman says in “Labor and Monopoly Capital”: The Hawthorne tests were based on behaviorist psychology and were supposed to confirm that workers performance could be predicted by pre-hire testing. However, the Hawthorne study showed “that the performance of workers had little relation to ability and in fact often bore a reverse relation to test scores…”. What the studies really showed was that the workplace was not “a system of bureaucratic formal organization on the Weberian model, nor a system of informal group relations, as in the interpretation of Mayo and his followers but rather a system of power, of class antagonisms”. This discovery was a blow to those hoping to apply the behavioral sciences to manipulate workers in the interest of management.”

Hawthorne effect

“GPG will then start to print some gibberish while it generates your key pair. During this period,…”

“GPG will then start to print some gibberish while it generates your key pair. During this period, GPG will also ask you to do something with your computer such as typing on the keyboard, moving your mouse or using your hard disk drive. This serves the purpose of creating more entropy and helps in generating a better key.”

Robert Sosinski: Link

“GPG will then start to print some gibberish while it generates your key pair. During this period, GPG will also ask you to do something with your computer such as typing on the keyboard, moving your mouse or using your hard disk drive. This serves the purpose of creating more entropy and helps in generating a better key.”

Robert Sosinski: Link

Curatorialists

Imagine an Amish-like community which instead of choosing a particular momentbin time to freeze technological development, would pick and choose technologies to include in their lives. How would they reach a consensus on which to include? What would be the guiding principles?

Imagine an Amish-like community which instead of choosing a particular momentbin time to freeze technological development, would pick and choose technologies to include in their lives. How would they reach a consensus on which to include? What would be the guiding principles?

““If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, I would call it a duck.” — James…”

“If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, I would call it a duck.” — James Whitcomb Riley

In duck typing one is concerned with just those aspects of an object that are used, rather than with the type of the object itself. For example, in a non-duck-typed language, one can create a function that takes an object of type Duck and calls that object’s walk and quack methods. In a duck-typed language, the equivalent function would take an object of any type and call that object’s walk and quack methods. If the object does not have the methods that are called then the function signals a run-time error. It is this action of any object having the correct walk and quack methods being accepted by the function that evokes the quotation and hence the name of this form of typing.

Duck typing

“If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, I would call it a duck.” — James Whitcomb Riley

In duck typing one is concerned with just those aspects of an object that are used, rather than with the type of the object itself. For example, in a non-duck-typed language, one can create a function that takes an object of type Duck and calls that object’s walk and quack methods. In a duck-typed language, the equivalent function would take an object of any type and call that object’s walk and quack methods. If the object does not have the methods that are called then the function signals a run-time error. It is this action of any object having the correct walk and quack methods being accepted by the function that evokes the quotation and hence the name of this form of typing.

Duck typing