"As technology exploded all around Americans, it radically changed the face of American business and industry. In the late 20th century, key U.S. industries like automobile manufacturing became less important to the economy. Those "smokestack" industries—which often lost out to foreign competitors—gave way to information-age businesses like advertising and data processing. U.S. workers became more and more likely to have a service job than a goods-production job. They worked in insurance, communications, entertainment, banking, tourism, and of course, high-tech or computer businesses of many kinds. That last group added an astonishing number of jobs during the late 20th century, and computer-related service jobs grew into the world's largest segment of the computer industry. "
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