Eden Username: ehamm05
Due Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
My father is a commodities broker in New York City.
He has been doing
this for years, for as long as I can remember, and way before I was born (in
It is a really interesting job, especially for anyone who likes money,
yelling, economics, etc.
If you have ever seen any stock market movies, then
you can sort of know what it is like.
When the market opens and the bell rings at
a certain time, everyone starts yelling and screaming at one person in the middle
of a pit; it is pretty intense to watch, and generally overwhelming if you are not
used to it.
I always loved going to work with my dad when I was a kid to see all
of the action, in action.
The walls are all big boards with different letters,
numbers, codes, prices, dates, clocks, and much more.
It certainly seems pretty
complicated, but someone who understands it, like my father, has no trouble
reading it as if it were a simple book.
It is no secret that over the past ten years or so, technology has been
advancing every single day.
The average person can do things today,
electronically especially, that they never thought they would ever be able to do.
And they say that the government’s technology is ten years ahead of the rest of
their country, so it is hard to imagine what is in store for Americans in the near
In the business world, technology has been completely taking over
We have seen iPhones, Smart Boards, video chat conference calls,
money wiring, and much more.
Because of this very technology, lots of people
have lost their jobs.
For example, if a team of five workers were in charge of
manually filing papers, and then one day an electronic filer was brought into the
company workroom, it is safe to say those five people don’t have their jobs