ObsoleteSkills.com has amassed an enormous database of obsolete skills. It contains a wide variety of jobs for which there is little need today. There are old time classics – such as building a log cabin; obsolete computer skills – such as editing autoexec.bat file; and a few bizarre entries – such as living, which apparently went obsolete only recently. The only down side to this site is that you quickly begin feeling old after realizing how many things you once did are now considered obsolete.
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With only about 200 machines left — and most of those in Arabic languages — Godrej and Boyce shut down its plant in Mumbai, India, today. “Although typewriters became obsolete years ago in the west, they were still common in India — until recently,” according to the Daily Mail, which ran a special story this morning about the typewriters demise. “Demand for the machines has sunk in the last ten years as consumers switch to computers.” Secretaries, rejoice. “We are not getting many orders now,” Milind Dukle, Godrej and Boyce’s general manager, told the paper. “From the early 2000s onwards, computers started dominating. All the manufacturers of office typewriters stopped production, except us. ‘Till 2009, we used to produce 10,000 to 12,000 machines a year. But this might be the last chance for typewriter lovers. Now, our primary market is among the defence agencies, courts and government offices.”