An historian's occasional, random thoughts on the state of capitalism or on aspects of life in an Upper Midwestern university town. Often stimulated by a morning's read of the newspapers. These are actually notes to myself that replace my ("so last century") clippings files, but you're welcome to listen in.
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Monday, December 20, 2004
Flexible mass production
Fordism + scientific management + computers = flexible mass production, aka Dell: Gary Rivlin, "Who's Afraid of China? How Dell Became the World's Most Efficient Computer Maker," New York Times, 12/19/04, sec. 3, pp. 1, 4.