When you reverse the proportion, when learning is more valuable than things, then economy of scale goes haywire. Putting off learning because “oh, we’ll make a million more,” no longer makes sense. The leverage is in learning, not production. You are willing to sacrifice today’s production for tomorrow’s improvement.
Economics still applies, but the tradeoff has shifted. Instead of trying to get economy of scale by going through many iterations of making per unit time, you try to get economy of--wait for it--scope, by squeezing as much learning as possible from each iteration. That’s what economy of scope is, improving learning per iteration.
Economy of Scope (cache)
Une pensée qui fait écho aux échanges lors du dialogue sur la pairmutation du travail. Ne pas tenter d’amasser des ressources mais du savoir. Et itérer.