Re "Sign-spinning humans are being sidelined by machines" (Business, Aug. 31): Mechanization is wonderful. In my long life of some 82 years it has been my privilege to see ditches now being dug by machinery, self-service gas stations and many other places where entry-level jobs are eliminated.
Now you report that Velocity Signs is making money by selling mechanical sign spinners. It gladdens my heart to see that people will no longer be forced to take such demeaning jobs just to earn some money. Now they can run loose and get into trouble instead of earning money and staying off the street.
Personally, I will NEVER patronize any establishment that uses one of these mechanical devices to put some willing person out of a job
-- Richard K. Piper, Sacramento