#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 3rd, 2013 21:43
#2 By: newliminted, December 3rd, 2013 22:54
Five key points... Rules of the Bozo Boosters?
#4 By: PrometheanSky, December 4th, 2013 03:01
Is the ability to shovel bullshit a prerequisite at the NSA, or is there on the job training?
#5 By: IMB, December 4th, 2013 09:00
Seems like they are skipping the "feature" portion of the feature/benefit template. We'll tell you the benefits, but if we tell you the features, we'll have to kill you.
Calling end users "customers" is really telling. Military Corporation.
#6 By: Cocomaan, December 4th, 2013 09:16
This is a shift you see in all parts of government these days. Healthcare.gov doesn't refer to you as a citizen, but as a consumer or customer. It's pretty sickening, pun intended.
#7 By: Andrew Faehnle, December 4th, 2013 09:45
It's interesting; many people feel that 1984 is right on the money in terms of past dystopian novels fitting into today's existence. I'm much more a believe of Brave New World being the dystopia we inhabit, with its predictions of genetic manipulation, forced consumption, and constant self-medication.
I guess they aren't mutually exclusive, and maybe even prop each other up.
Welcome to the future!
#8 By: Suzanne, December 4th, 2013 11:11
Here's the full manual:
#9 By: Alice Weir, December 4th, 2013 12:59
Shrill shills selling shit sham shine sharp sir!
3 X fast.
#10 By: Wrecksdart, December 4th, 2013 14:44
FWIW, the military units I worked for used the word "customer" in a generic sense for anyone receiving the products of that particular station (other than enemies, of course). It does sound stupid to me as well, and I couldn't say when the trend began, but it's been around at least since the early/mid 90's.
#11 By: Joe Castleman, December 4th, 2013 15:28
It's become common in health care, too: patients --> customers.
#12 By: Cory Doctorow, December 8th, 2013 21:43
This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.