How Technology Changes Work - I

Creates New Types of Work

The most evident method effect of technology change
No computer technicians before computers
Effective medical technology produces health care industry

More Efficient Traditional Work

Probably the most subtle form of technology change
Plow reduces farm labor from 90% of work force to perhaps 60%
Tractor(+) reduces farm labor from 60% of work force to perhaps 6%

Eliminates Old Types of Work

The most feared method effect of technology change
Few Swiss Watchmakers after digital watch

Update 10/19/97