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Generation Praktikum.

It was considered a good thing that there might be a few years in a young man’s or woman’s life where money was not the primary motivation; where he or she could thus be free to pursue other forms of value: say, philosophy, poetry, athletics, sexual experimentation, altered states of consciousness, politics, or the history of Western art. Nowadays it is considered important they should work.

David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs

Jobullshitology.

I have found it most useful to break down the types of bullshit job into five categories. I will call these: flunkies, goons, duct tapers, box tickers, and taskmasters.

David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs

Care or Cash.

For instance: in our society, there seems to be a general rule that, the more obviously one’s work benefits other people, the less one is likely to be paid for it.

David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs

Fakeconomy.

But if it’s a purely abstract competition set up between insiders to the exclusion of outsiders, it might feel like a competition, it might feel very challenging and stressful and hard to the people doing it, but it doesn’t actually do anything for anybody else. It’s no longer genuinely productive for anybody, it’s a fake.

Jaron Lanier Interview on What Went Wrong With the Internet

Makenager Problem.

When you're operating on the maker's schedule, meetings are a disaster.

Paul Graham: Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

Futurente.

Didn’t even know what a pension was until the employee benefits counselor clued me in, and it nearly blew the top of my skull off.

Neal Stephenson: Spew
(1994-10-01, WIRED)

Super Visor.

If you can pick your boss, choose someone who owns and uses a calendar.

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