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"Electric cars are killing jobs!!"

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by doug, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. doug

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    #1 doug, Mar 12, 2009
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    Apparently, electric cars are not only harmful to the market, they are also killing jobs:

    Electric Cars Are Job Killers | The Truth About Cars

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    I believe it's called progress. Btw, I'm pretty sure friction brakes will be around for a while.
     
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    I'm glad he brought up desktop publishing. Though he could mention that the machines that build ICE engines will be needed to make Electric Motors.

    One more thing that I would like to have read was all the good that will come about when ICEs are phased out (oil use, smog, less maintenance, etc.)

    Other dead or semi-dead formats mentioned, blacksmiths, carriages, vinyl LPs, cassettes, VHS, photo chemical based cameras, factory welding - painting,..

    Those Jiffy Lubes, AAmco stations, Muffler shops, and are on the list as well. If you want to be on the car biz, better to be in the tire, brake, windshield side.

    Cool to imagine the day when there will be after market hand wound motors to put in your Tesla. Jay Leno, take note.
     
  3. TEG

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    I remember when Kodak started to panic over the digital camera era.

    I recently went to the store to try to get a roll of 35mm film and they had only one roll of one brand tucked away in a corner (amidst a bunch of flash memory sticks) instead of a whole big rack like they had a few years ago.
     
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    My fancy Polaroid bits are all worthless too.
     
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    Anybody old enough to remember using a slide-rule for your physics problems? Not that slide-rule makers were ever huge businesses, but they disappeared pretty quickly with the advent of hand-held calculators.
     
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    I entered the computer world just after punch cards and paper tape were replaced by rudimentary mainframe terminals and magnetic tape.
    Some machines still sported a punch card or paper tape reader, but they weren't being used anymore. I am sure the manufacturers of those devices were crying foul at the advent of terminal input and magnetic tape.

    Also I grew up in the generation right before microwave ovens and remote control TV sets became popular. How did we get by without them?

    Then there is the whole vinyl->8-track->cassette->CD->flash-MP3 evolution.

    Ubiquitous $.10 payphones were from an era that left with deregulation and eventual cellphone dominance.

    Having to write a check for everything is also a distant memory with credit cards, direct deposit and recurring automatic bill pay the norm now.

    Funny the things that seem most important as progress when you start to have enough years to look back a bit.
     
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    So let's see what EVs do...

    They emit cancer-causing radiation, they destroy the market and now they kill jobs. Oh, and of course they're just long tail pipes.
     
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    Don't forget the (lame) argument that they are too quiet to be heard by pedestrians...
     
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    :eek:THE CHILDREN!,:eek: THE CHILDREN. Doesn't anyone care about the children???:frown:
     

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