Update re "running printing presses"
Posted on May 8th, 2007 by Craig Newmark
I really do think people who run printing presses, in the literal sense, will need a hand as the use of paper is minimized.
Many will lose those jobs, and I'm concerned, so I spoke with some of the newspaper publishers I addressed. They say that the older printers will normally be retired, and the younger ones, well, they're getting retraining in related, stabler fields. For example, some are being retrained in computer graphics, so they can build display ads, etc.
No one knows how completely this is done, but I'd sure like to see more.
fyi, a few reports took my statement that "people running press are screwed" in some figurative way, not straight, and I don't get that, but I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.