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Has the loss of "physical production validation" in digital work, caused a lack of personal work discipline in these fields of employment?

At the end of the day a carpenter see's the physical embodiment of their labour in front of them at the end of the day. The software programmer or code writer doesn't have a desk full of wood chips or a floor full of sawdust as physical proof of their days work. Is this the reason for a lack of discipline in digital employment? Is this why there is so much social media on work time in stead of production?

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    Oct 9 2013: 2 separate questions here.

    First, I don't think physical production validation is the deteminant factor. Competition in itself is the greatest force that drives quality. The more programmers there are out there, the quicker programming technology evolves. The more carpenters there are in a town, the better quality carpets (and cheaper) you get.

    Secondly, I think the numerous social media work reflects, rather than lack of discipline, the ease of the nature of its work, and also the demand. If you had more demand in carpets than facebook, i'm sure more people will have a career in carpets instead.
  • Sep 10 2013: Can we over look how bad the grammar is in the first sentence.