Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Karl Marx on your i-phone!

I just found the an i-phone app that offers the full text of Marx's Wage, Labour and Capital:

"iClassix, bringing classical literary works to your iPhone.

Originally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give a short overview, for popular consumption, of Marx’s central theories regarding the economic relationships between workers and capitalists.

These theories outlined include the Marxian form of the Labour Theory of Value, which distinguishes “labour” from “labour-power”, and the Theory of Concentration of Capital, which states that capitalism tends towards the creation of monopolies and the disenfranchisement of the middle and working classes.

The Theory of Alienation, which describes a dehumanising effect of capitalist production, in which an immediate social significance of labour to the worker is absent, is also touched upon. These theories were later elaborated in Volume 1 of Capital, published in 1867.

This edition of Wage-Labour and Capital, published in 1891, was edited and translated by Friedrich Engels, and remains one of the most widely read of Marx’s works.

This great title is now available in its entirety on the iScroll, a Text Synchronized Audiobook (TSA) reader that enables you to experience your favorite book in a whole new way. Choose to read, listen or both, its in your hands, literally. "


1 comment:

Bernardo van heerden Albayez-Baez said...

Worthy works or classical heavyweight-guides of life- of this calibre ought to be in your mind and memory and action and life.It is indeed a great thing technology offers us,yet if we read and read and read the same scriptures over and over,but fail to pursue them in action,well,we need not load it into our phones,less even mention we had access to such.Where are you going with Marx's teachings ?Load it,carry it,practice it,teach it,share it,live it.