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Sad to contemplate that all these decent-paying job that once provided a good living for so many families have been farmed out to robots and other nations today.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 19, 2015
     Category: Technology | Industry, Factories and Manufacturing | Appliances | 1950s

Not all those lost jobs can be laid at the feet of unions but a good percentage of them can.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/19/15 at 08:55 AM
Streamlining the assembly process is the result of advances in microelectronics. The quoted 400 mechanical parts in the assembly is now probably 30 electronic parts and a relay switch, easily assembled by robotic assemblers.

Kurt Vonnegut was a prophet.
Posted by KDP on 11/19/15 at 10:55 AM
That analysis sounds spot-on to me, KDP.
Posted by Paul on 11/19/15 at 11:51 AM
Its the rise of the machines I tells ya! They took er jbs!(South Park reference)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/20/15 at 09:33 PM

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