Re: Raspberry Pi?
- From: Rui Maciel <rui.maciel@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:32:45 +0000
The Natural Philosopher wrote:
well you can build a prison couryard with this thing, if thats what you
OR as many have said stick it in a box, slap a cheap monitor and
keyboard and mouse on it, and go 'play computing' in a very hands on
sort of way.
The problem is that nowadays the computing market is starting to become
controlled by vendors which only offer "prison courtyard" computers. This
means that we are being slowly pushed into a world where we don't have any
say on what we are able to do with a personal computer.
Manufacturing will stay in t east as long as we offer discounts to<snip/>
spenders and borrowers, free money to those who dont work and tax those
who save and do work to pay for it.
That's not true. Even if you reinstitucionalize in the west this form of
slavery that you are suggesting, this won't change any of the systemic
problems that push production centers to the far east.
For example, the Raspberry Pi people said in a blog post that assembling
the thing in the UK would cost over 5 dollars per unit more than in the far
east, and it would only be possible to produce in smaller numbers. That
doesn't describe a society that is failing due to having implemented basic
social programs: that describes a problem caused by a lack of production
capacity which comes with not having any industry at all.
As a side note, Volkswagen manage quite well to turn a hefty profit,
tripling it when compared to 2010, although they have factories in countries
such as Germany, France, Japan, Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, the
Netherlands, Portugal, etc..
So no, this problem isn't caused by those damn hippies who don't get a job.
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