I am bad at keeping notes of things to read or do. My to-do lists fly all over the place and eventually get lost. Help me out, blog. Mike Edwards, while reflecting on what was going on twenty years ago, writes:
Twenty years ago, C. Paul Olson wrote an essay called â€œWho Computes?â€œ for the edited collection Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Power wherein he pointed out that â€œthe computer as a tool does fundamentally reorganize material relationships and organizations of production and our thoughts about what production isâ€œ (183, emphasis in original). Charles Moran points out that composition still has not adequately responded to the economic critique Olson sets forth in the essay, but the way Olson demonstrates that better machines reduce work by replacing labor-intensive processes with capital-intensive processes (184) was a starting point for my dissertation.
I ordered the book through the library â€” now, remember to read this article when I get the book.