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What do elevator operators, icemen, switchboard operators and lamplighters have in common?
They are all occupations that no longer exist.
It’s not just in our modern age that technology and lifestyle changes lead to jobs becoming obsolete. As elevators became more self-regulating, electric refrigerators became a staple in every home, the telephone industry changed radically and electric streetlights replaced gas lights, each of those familiar jobs ceased to be.
If we go back further into history, we find plenty of other jobs that no longer exist as well. We don’t need scribes to write or read letters for us, and modern appliances have replaced a great deal of paid domestic work.
What are the contributing factors that cause jobs to vanish?
It’s not simply a matter of technological change……