Thursday, March 11, 2010

Workplace Obsolescence

NPR has this nice story on The Jobs Of Yesteryear, including interviews & such.

I guess it's only logical, but I hadn't thought that there were people at the bowling alleys who would run out and set up the pins.
In the early 20th century, Lectors were hired to read to factory workers - here's one in 1909 in a cigar shop. Since these were union shops, it was mostly lefty trades that were read aloud. I wish they still had this job today, so Kevin could do it. I bet he'd do the Police in different voices.

Here's some soon-to-be obsolete jobs.

Oh well. Here's hoping we make it to 65 before the kids start downloading content for free right to their eyeballs.


Kevin said...

I hate the kids. And I hope they get eyeball cancer.

ALH said...

Nice use of sepia. And I'm with Kevin. F-word the kids.