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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-10 06:02 PM
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7. So how's the blacksmith business these days? . . .
You know, if you junked that computer you sit before and wrote your comments on a manual typewriter instead, or better yet with a quill pen, think of all the many varied jobs you'd enable -- everything from hot type compositors to screw press operators (depending on which era of technological development you prefer to revert to and how primitive the conditions you wish for labor).

Ah, nothing like a Luddite to brighten the day for we who enjoy satire.
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  -Robotic strawberry picker nears completion - Australia housewolf  Jul-18-10 05:10 PM   #0 
  - I picked strawberries one summer -- nasty, backbreaking labor . . .  Journeyman   Jul-18-10 05:20 PM   #1 
  - Hooray! More unemployed.  Billy Burnett   Jul-18-10 05:23 PM   #2 
     - Someone has to build and maintain the robots.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jul-18-10 05:26 PM   #3 
     - So how's the blacksmith business these days? . . .  Journeyman   Jul-18-10 06:02 PM   #7 
     - Pony Express Riders Local 341 thanks you for your support.  MercutioATC   Jul-18-10 10:28 PM   #15 
     - Bring back human cotton pickers!!  thelordofhell   Jul-18-10 11:39 PM   #17 
  - I wondered how they were going to pick those robotic strawberries. nt  Speck Tater   Jul-18-10 05:34 PM   #4 
  - No more e-coli from workers taking a dump on the fruit.  cutlassmama   Jul-18-10 05:37 PM   #5 
  - All they have to do now is get those robots to BUY the strawberries.  rocktivity   Jul-18-10 05:41 PM   #6 
  - I hear that  Newest Reality   Jul-18-10 06:07 PM   #8 
  - Cue the Luddites.... oh wait, damn - too late.  Meldread   Jul-18-10 06:12 PM   #9 
  - How will picking machines help those put out of jobs?  rfranklin   Jul-18-10 06:38 PM   #10 
     - They'll have to retrain.  Meldread   Jul-18-10 06:59 PM   #11 
        - That's some utopian dream you have there.  Billy Burnett   Jul-19-10 02:04 AM   #18 
  - Interesting that this machine is being developed in Australia  customerserviceguy   Jul-18-10 07:05 PM   #12 
  - Australia has a long history of agricultural innovations  depakid   Jul-18-10 07:36 PM   #13 
  - with all the poisonous critters Down Under  Ex Lurker   Jul-18-10 10:34 PM   #16 
  - Where you will see this  DonCoquixote   Jul-18-10 08:25 PM   #14 

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