Wednesday, February 6, 2008
value added = knowledge subtracted
these are the new TV dinners. remember how we used to laugh at them? well, they are back, and without the laughable little tin foil trays. their "value added" is that they are already cooked, so the industry profits more than selling mere pieces of raw meat. but as with much "value-added," the addition of "value" to products means the subtraction of knowledge from people.
of course the picture is complex. even as the new tv dinners flourish, another sector of the meat industry is also growing: organic meat.