Politics embedded in technology

>The greater mobility of steam thus enabled the British cotton industry to develop a cheaper and more obedient workforce. It helped create a different kind of relationship between two groups of people: those who owned the mills and those who worked in them. 

>…the “suffering of the negative,” as Boggs called it—the negative dialectics of waking up inside the nightmare and probing the gaps, the contradictions—is indispensable to the work of creating a better technological future. Without it, you can do great injury to your politics. 


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