Re: virus: Brave New World

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 09:20:17 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 11 Mar 1999, Tim Rhodes wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Eric Boyd wrote:
> > How many level 3 people will
> > become Janitors?
> As many as want to be. When you know the way power really works you also know
> better than to think that it resides only in the top of a hierachy.

In Ursula LeGuin's novel _The Dispossessed_, the society on the large moon Anarres manages this by having everyone do a certain amount of unskilled, unappealing, but necessary labor (referred to as "kleggich"), so it gets spread around. Anarres is a sort of centrally-organized, anarchic, imperfect utopia. If you think any of that sounds contradictory, well, read the book, and you're welcome to describe it differently.