Transferred to our critical context, this helps to show that the network, or the application of the idea of the network, does not necessarily indicate a radically new mode of existence. Instead, it either pairs with another explanatory approach or it puts anterior data into new light. That firms are tending to network more has little to do with the idea of the network. Rather, it simply makes sense to disarticulate extant corporate hierarchies and to disperse specialized economic functions from the perspective of inherited forms of ownership and financial risk. A networked structure of the production process does not inherently give rise to a separately operating “experimental firm of technocapitalism” that stresses “continuous (or systematic) innovation.”  Not at all the same as the philosophical concept of the network, this network tendency is an ideological feature of our present capitalist conjuncture.