The library of congress has an wonderful collection of photographs taken at sardine packing plants. Thus I came to learn the word cartoner. Which was once a person, but is now a machine. Today comes news that the last such cannery in the US is shutting down, along with a few pictures. This all resonates against a conversation my wife and I had yesterday about how maybe none of the high tech companies that were in Boston when we moved here in the late 70s still exist.
Just like “computer”, once a job, now a machine.
Analog Devices (analog.com) has survived, proving that analog electronics is harder than digital.
Analog Devices, yes indeed. 🙂
Maybe not harder – persay. Just more heterogenous and so less susceptible to platform/network-effect roll up.
Not that I would know.
Before computer – a Typewriter was “the thing written on was a typewriting machine and the typewriter was the person operating it.”
And don’t forget this project…
All so that I could have a SardineFactory class… lol…