Disappearing jobs of yesterday, thanks to technology

Published: 27th April 2018 09:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2018 12:20 PM  

Letterpress printing machine, which spearheaded the information dissemination from 15th century are in the verge of becoming an archaic object. IN PICTURE: Syed Ahmed, owner and operator of a letterpress printing machine, poses in his shop in the old quarters of New Delhi. (Photo | AFP)
The frequent digitisation in Photography and eventual obsolescence has stolen jobs from many. Vicky Luthra, an expert photograph developer and printer, poses with a black and white print in the darkroom at his SV Photographic printing studios in New Delhi. (Photo | AFP)
A mainstay of 19th century transportation options, the hand-pulled rickshaw survives in India only in Kolkata after being outlawed elsewhere. The union has resisted all previous attempts to ban their livelihood, previously organising mass protests of their members against moves to stamp out the practice. (Photo | AFP)
Typewriter operators are the most affected victims of technological innovations. IN PICTURE: Daya Shankar, 58, an Indian typist who types up legal documents, poses for a photograph with his typewriter outside the district court and lawyers' chambers in Allahabad. (Photo | AFP)
Hong Kong's neon signboards have turned into a nostalgia.The growing popularity of brighter LED lights, seen as easier to maintain and more environmentally friendly, and government orders to remove some vintage signs has placed many specialists in trouble. (Photo AFP)
Washerwomen are struggling to meet the two ends of life as their trade is disappearing like soap in water. Ecuadorean washerwoman Delia Veloz, is pictured next to clothes hang-drying at the municipal laundry in Quito. Veloz has been a washerwoman for over 50 years and earns around four dollars a day. (Photo | AFP)
The lack of running water in Kenya's poorest neighbourhoods have, for the last 18 years, meant a living for water sellers in Nairobi's Kibera slum. The development and spreading of basic infrastructure including piped water, implies the profitable days of water vendors are over. (Photo | AFP)
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