The story here isn’t that much of our virtual office park bonding is over menial, repetitive looping. It’s that we’re loopy. We’re there at the behest of the machinery. Reformatting as the basis for knowledge work crosses the line from using information to being used. And this is no cuddly humanist call to arms. There is no Luddite rejection. I’m not channeling Amish friendship bread. This is the thornier question of whether we’re better off freed of the mental labor that a well-run SharePoint farm is meant to eat for lunch, or, whether we’re happier rekeying the same tables into our siloed data fortesses.
Get past the Dennis Miller-ish eyeball kicks in the first sections, and some interesting questions are posed here.