cisler on Tue, 13 Jun 2000 06:28:10 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> The Ideology of Immateriality

In my presentation at tulipomania I showed the chart of the kinds of jobs 
produced here in Silicon Valley. In absolute numbers they were: computer
engineers, systems analysts, general managers, programmers, janitors, waiters,
guards, ,math/sci engineers, and receptionists. the diagram is here:

That means that the hotbed of innovation is producing few middle class jobs
(except programmer) and lots of service jobs plus tons of temp work, but that's
a whole other trend.

In other regions I'm sure there are less tech jobs being created and more
service jobs.

Steve Cisler

>Subject: Re: <nettime> The Ideology of Immateriality
>Date: Mon, Jun 12, 2000, 12:47 PM

> There have been many claims that the new economy is producing only 'McJobs.'
> However is there any evidence of this. We are experiencing one of the greatest
> booms in historry with an enormous creation on non-inflationary wealth with
> major increases in employment and income. What evidence is there that this is
> marked only by a large incease in the number of minimum wage jobs?

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