I am what is known as a “knowledge worker”. I don’t make or create anything tangible; in the old days I might have been called a “paper pusher”, these days “pixel pusher” is more accurate.
I’m employed for my expertise and experience, and for my leadership and management skills – all rather cerebral and intangible.
Today I am working from home as we are having a smart meter fitted, which means no electricity and therefore no internet connection.
The removal of power and connectivity suggests that rather than knowledge being power, power is in fact knowledge (work).
Modern (knowledge) working is absolutely dependent upon computers and the internet and therefore electricity.
Electricity is the new steam in the post-Industrial Revolution world of work.