[OPE-L:4705] Re: stop watches

Paul Cockshot (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 02:09:34 -0700 (PDT)

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You have to time a dozen other surgeons to determine whether
3 hours is above or below the mean, at that point you can determine
how much abstract labour is socially necessary for that operation.
> From: Michael Perelman <michael@ecst.csuchico.edu>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <ope-l@anthrax.ecst.csuchico.edu>
> Subject: [OPE-L:4688] stop watches
> Date: 09 April 1997 15:55
> Suppose I time a heart surgeon. She works 3 hours. How much abstract
> labor does that represent? I know that 3 hours of her abstract labor is
> half of 6 hours. What else do I know from this exercize?