...but what happens when all the free golems have bought all the non-free golems? Golems won't need money, so why work? What will they do?mystmoon wrote:Aren't the golems already having a revolution?
Tonyblack wrote:Hang on - the golems aren't made of gold, are they? I understood that the word 'golden' in the context of the writing that Spike had discovered, meant 'thousand' rather than 'gold'.
And if nobody but Moist (or someone in a golden suit) can control them, who ordered them to march to A-M? If it was the regular golems - the ones that Spike left behind, then all anyone would have to do to control the golem army would be to get a regular golem to give them orders.
It makes no sense to me.
And deliberately crash the money markets - how could you!pooh wrote:Smash the lot of 'em before it's too late.
swreader wrote:The horse golems are indeed horse (& saddle) shaped and there are about 20 of them. That would seem to make it rather unlikely that they could be used as draft horses. They could, however, be used (as could the other golems) to move treadmills. Moist says he wants some to replace the donkeys that are at each clacks tower (first time we've heard anything about how the clacks stations are powered).
To go back to my original statement in a much earlier post--the golems are perhaps the biggest (dreadful pun) example of slapdash writing in this book. About their only use is that they give Terry a chance to do some funny scenes (such as the Cabinet and use Professor Flead).
It's quite clear that Terry hasn't thought about them, or about the real problems of finance. The original idea seems to have been to substitute paper money for the coins presently in use and to get people to turn in their coins. But by the end of the book, we have currency backed (so to speak) by the returned gold and by golems. Gold, as both Moist and Vetinari know, really has no value. The commerce of the city creates the value of it's money.
swreader wrote:. The original idea seems to have been to substitute paper money for the coins presently in use and to get people to turn in their coins.
J-I*b wrote:and their willingness to give up old ways of thinking (the Lavishes, Mr. Bent, the guilds, coins made of metal,
raisindot wrote:We never really know what's in the golden golems' "armband orders."
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