Useless to WHOM?...
Old Soviet Joke:
The Commissar comes to the tractor factor to give his monthly propaganda speech. He says, Wheat production has exceeded quota!
Podgorny raises his hand and says, Then why is there no bread in stores?
The Commissar says, Is not important. Sugar production has exceeded our quotas!
Podgorny raises his hand, Then why is there no sugar in stores?
Is not important, the Commissar says.
Next month, the Commissar comes to give his speech. A worker raises his hand and says, I dont want to know why is there no bread. I dont want to know why is there no sugar. I want to know where is Podgorny?