Money Making Technology

I will coin a new term for IT, Information Technology – Money Making Technology.

So IT becomes MMT.

The whole of IT jumped from information, to cowboys trying to make the most money in the less time possible, it basically became the synthesis of ultra-capitalism; because the ultra-capitalists took over it is not Information Technology anymore, it is Money Making Technology. A vital and integral part of any Corporatocrat system.

corporatocracy is a situation in which corporate bodies interact with sovereign power in an unhealthy alignment between business and political power. In a corporatocracy an elite upper-class, maintains ties between business and government, sometimes by lobbying efforts or funding political advertising campaigns, or providing bailouts when corporations are seen as too big to fail, for the purpose of controlling government and dictating policy to serve its financial interests.

Most FOSS/FLOSS projects are trying to push in the wrong direction anyway, a copy of an ultra-capitalist venture is just that really, a copy of an ultra-capitalist venture.

  1. Free and open-source software (F/OSSFOSS) or free/libre/open-source software (FLOSS) is software that is both free software and open source. It is liberally licensed to grant users the right to use, copy, study, change, and improve its design through the availability of its source code. This approach has gained both momentum and acceptance as the potential benefits have been increasingly recognized by both individuals and corporations.

If IT is ever to become what it originally stands for, Information, it will need to think outside the box, and think about flow of information with no money involved, while prioritizing quality over time to deliver.

In commercetime to market (TTM) is the length of time it takes from a product being conceived until its being available for sale. TTM is important in industries where products are outmoded quickly. A common assumption is that TTM matters most for first-of-a-kind products, but actually the leader often has the luxury of time, while the clock is clearly running for the followers.

The excuse that capital, vast amounts of money, is what made IT‘s evolution is far from valid.

Visual is primarily marketing, and marketing is nothing more than people trying to convince other people to depart with their money.

If it was not for the visual, there would be no need for the expensive hardware we are forced to use today. Maybe for a server, but not for the personal hardware millions of people in private, public and personal spaces buy and upgrade as often as a “superior” version is released to the market.

And the quality would be improved as result, as software developers would have to use skill to fit the more in the less space, as they did back in the 70s, 80s and 90s, before the venture capitalists took the technology over and imposed the practice of throwing anything together in the shortest of the time,  make it look good and/or like it does or could do something, in order to collect the most money in the shortest time (ie. while they still can, while the word is not out that it is nothing but marketed crap), and then depart to the next venture, no  bother who is still having to (in most cases, daily) use that half put together buggy piece of software; or the damages incurring from the same.

The new version or new product will “always be better”, creating a false sense of evolution, a sense that simply shadows the fact that, in the end of the day, all they are doing is their best at selling marketed crap to get the biggest volume of people as possible to depart from their hard owned money.

Capitalism: “Miss another payment and we take the blanket.”

A hint on the ruthless nature of this predatory system promoted by the gambling politicians of democracy; the same politicians that have undoubtedly succeeded in provoking an unpredictable catastrophe, for the sake of a corporatocrat system with an artificial superiority complex, sustained by the gambling, lobbying and bullying of a self-interested minority elite.

Capitalism is the immoral distribution of capital, a corporatocrat tyranny.

Corporatocracy, in social theories that focus on conflicts and opposing interests within society, denotes a system of government that serves the interest of, and may be run by, corporations and involves ties between government and business. Where corporations, conglomerates, and/or government entities with private components, control the direction and governance of a country, including carrying out economic planning (notwithstanding the “free market” label).

If you don’t understand what are the practical social results of Corporatocracy and unfair distribution of capital, or even go as far as not acknowledging that there is a huge social problem in your Democrat Capitalist country, because it simply does not affects you, you are probably rich, and part of the said 1% “elite” that control the country and does everything for themselves while drinking champagne and sticking a big middle finger at the other 99%; which are basically the skint wage slaves, the people being ripped off by the banks, the people suffering from lack of infrastructure, the unemployed, and the, plainly said, people in misery.

A country has to be run for the country’s own people (99%), not in the name of every self-interested, dubious needs and demands of corporations, institutions and the elite (1%).

The fact that people are allowed to live in misery, alone, is a violation of articles 22 and 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

The first policy of any given country should be to guarantee fair distribution of capital, as in guarantee basic services and lifestyle to all of its people, guarantee a fair level of education and completely ban unemployment, as in redefining its system and structure to meet the most basic needs of its own people.

Capitalism: “Miss another payment and we take the blanket.”

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“Occupy Wall Street”: Police brutality and media blackout in the land of freedom and opportunity

Occupy Wall Street, picture by Josh Sternberg

According to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution,

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.

As mentioned by the American Civil Liberties Union,

Our nation’s founders declared their independence on July 4, 1776, to break free of the tyranny of a nation that denied them the civil liberties that they believed all people were granted as a birthright. They reaffirmed that faith in independence from governmental tyranny with the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. But Freedom cannot survive when those in power make exceptions to the First Amendment for speech they dislike or criticism they would rather not hear.

Occupy Wall Street is an ongoing demonstration opposing what participants view as negative corporate influence over U.S. politics and a lack of legal repercussions over the global financial crisis. It was inspired by the Arab Spring movement, particularly the protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square which resulted in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. The aim of the demonstration is to begin a sustained occupation of Wall Street, the financial district of New York City, to draw attention to Wall Street’s misdeeds and call for structural economic reforms. Organizers intend for the occupation to last “as long as it takes to meet our demands.” Demands are in the process of being negotiated and developed. The protest was coordinated with similar though smaller events nationwide; as of September 27 the Occupy Wall Street site reported that “52 cities were occupied or organizing” including Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago, as coordinated on Occupytogether.org.

Occupy Wall Street, picture by Joshua Paul

Senator Bernie Sanders also spoke in the protests, with the main points of his speech against corporatocracy being,

Through our Fed audit we found that the Fed loaned $16 trillion to banks and financial institutions all around the world.

3 out of the 4 largest financial institutions are bigger today than before the financial crisis began.

Today, 1 in 4 credit card holders are paying interest rates of more than 20%. That is usury.

K. Skolnick also added,

I think the main thing we’re doing is knocking on the walls of ignorance in this country so people wake up.

Occupy Wall Street, picture by Joshua Paul

Corporatocracy, in social theories that focus on conflicts and opposing interests within society, denotes a system of government that serves the interest of, and may be run by, corporations and involves ties between government and business. Where corporations, conglomerates, and/or government entities with private components, control the direction and governance of a country, including carrying out economic planning (notwithstanding the “free market” label).

According to my own sources in the US, all of them say that the mainstream media (Judenpresse) is largely ignoring (censoring) the event, and people are being forced to resort to European media to learn what is happening in their own country, such as The Guardian UK.

Occupy Wall Street, picture by Adrianne Jeffries

Occupy Wall Street, picture by J.A. Myerson

Occupy Wall Street, picture by ZD Roberts

While watching numerous videos of the police beating up its own citizens in New York, I could not stop wondering that if it was not for the internet, the images would never have gone out in the media, and the United States government and media would still be lying blank faced to everybody, including their own citizens, that the United States is the land of freedom and opportunity.

Occupy Wall Street is an ongoing event, and you can get up to date information at occupywallst.org, day-to-day reports at andnowtheweather.com, and a Live Video Stream of the event at http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution.