Which Job/s have most benefited from computers?
As per title which Job/s have most benefited from computers? i.e. become easier, more cost effective, quicker, efficient?
Would it be something to do with manufacturing? Factories using robots 24/7?
Would it be accountancy? No more paper accounts, software that does it all for you?Posted 6 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
If you’re talking about internet rather than computers per se, then jobs that need access to knowledge have been transformed. Right now I have the entire british library at my fingertips for example – every major scientific journal published since the 1800s. And I can use database software to search the entire body of knowledge in my field. So I could search for a particular chemical reaction and have every example ever published displayed in 2 seconds. It would literally have been a day’s work physically going to the library 20 years ago.
I doubt that’s the most transformed job in society, just one example of a profession that’s been turned on it’s head.
China’s collossal acceleration of scientific research is often tied to the digital revolution for similar reasons – ease of communication (in English), dissemination of research, literature searching etc.
A lot of jobs have been hurt by computers as well of course – and not just in terms of typists being eliminated. We’re all doing more and more work just because computers enable so many tasks. So you can run large parts of a business yourself when back in the day it might have been a five man operation.Posted 6 years ago
I guess a lot of boards/blocks are machined in computer controlled cutters…meaning that they go together a bit easier. So yeah, my job is a lot easier because of pooters. Meh!
Wouldn’t aim working for someone else in this field pays very average moneyPosted 6 years ago
within the Furniture industry unless you had thoughts of starting on your own.takisawa2Subscriber
Designing in 3D is a lot easier with a pc, likewise FEA is quicker. 😉
Some of the parts I work on were last supplied 30yrs ago, so first step is to create 3D parts from the old hand-drafted drawings. We usually uncover plenty of mistakes simply by being able to model the complete assembly, simulate loads/deflections etc. They probably did a lot of fettling at the assembly stage 30 years ago.Posted 6 years agocouldashouldawouldaMember
Teaching: kids know it all before their first day in school. If not – just google it ffs!
Medicine: everyone knows what’s wrong with them before they even go to the docs. They just want a rubber stamp on the prescription / post mortem.
Insurance: This will show my age – but my first proper job was looking up tables of factors and vectors for motor insurance. Look up car group -factor 2.2, age 23-27 factor 3.4, inner city factor 6.6, married 0.7, … vectors for combinations, squares and cubes for weird combos.
Day in – day out. All done by paper. Never spoke to a real customer. Now click click click. HOW MUCH!!!Posted 6 years ago
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