“Can you see it? … A single tree burning doesn’t put up much smoke. There’s a flash of lightning, sizzling across the sky. Then a pause as bark smolders and flames creep, building heat until poof: a signal in the sky. Philip Connors, gazing outward from a tower, sees it as a new dent on the crest of a distant ridge. He’s spent thousands of hours contemplating the contours of southwest New Mexico. The fuzzy smudge is out of place.” Technology has put a lot of people out of work. But it hasn’t quite replaced the fire lookouts, people who spend their summers, perched high and alone, watching for fires. NPR: A Fire Lookout On What’s Lost In A Transition To Technology. (If GrubHub delivers that far, this actually seems like a pretty cool job…)