(As always, originally at hjorthjort.xyz.)

Specialization breeds alienation. Marx covered this. But I want to extend on the idea a bit further, and place it in the context of the ultra-modern capitalist economic machine.

Specialization in profession leads to strange alienation between the customer and the service worker, between the client and the clerk. In some “simpler time” (which one that is depends on what profession we mean), the customer comes expecting to have some understanding of what the world of the specialist is like. The designs of their buildings and the motions they go through make some sense, and…

Rikard A. Hjort

9 days out of 10 I’m a computer scientist, but my background is in “Misc”. www.hjorthjort.xyz

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