How technology shut down one cottage industry

Modern technology is a good thing but as it progresses it shuts down many small business because those small business are no longer needed.

One case in point is the nursing and medical industry. It was not long ago that nurse uniforms and scrubs were embroidered with the clinics' or hospital's name or even the doctor's name. That is no longer done. Nowadays the medical professional wears a badge to identify themselves to their patients and others. The badge is considered to be a form of positive ID with a photo on it as well as a name.

On one hand it is a good thing that medical personal wear a better form of positive ID on them but on the other hand it must be hard for a small business that relied on the income from embroidery to be pushed aside from technology advancements.

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