Back when Dilbert was popular, and downsizings were occuring in every corporation, then that comic parroted the "you will be assimilated" line over and over. It's certainly appropriate to consider the corporations the Borg.
Regarding short runs of television, I've mentioned how HBO could do Star Trek well with ten or twelve episodes. That would be perfect. We'd probably see at least eight good episodes a year this way.
The BBC often has three or six episode television series and these are frequently done well.
I'm going through withdrawal because it's been so long since Star Trek was on television now. The longer it's gone, the harder it is to bring it back. And think how each time there have been letter writing campaigns to keep
it on. That's definitely influencing the fact that there isn't a series right now.