[OPE-L:4996] Re: ideal vs real value

Michael Williams (mwilliam@compuserve.com)
Tue, 13 May 1997 15:43:50 -0700 (PDT)

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> Paul C:
> Not so. Validation prior to production also takes place via market
> research. This may not be entirely accurate, but the fact that both
> market research and final sales both validate something, indicates
> that the use value, as well as the value exists independent of, and
> prior to sale.

Michael W
Not so. The processes you refer to are components of what we (Geert & I)
have called 'precommensuration'. They are guestimates that *are to be
validated* (or not). They are possible because of the embedding of the
production process in question within a system of ubiquitous commodity
circulation. They *may* (contingently) involve stop watches (and no doubt
tasters, focus groups and all kinds of things).

Dr Michael Williams
"Books are Weapons"

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