Imagine you are working in a clothing factory or newspapers company. Your job is mundane, same thing every day for hours – obviously you’ll get bored. You will lose interest, your efficiency will be reduced and you may even quit your job altogether. Remember back in the day there were no smartphones or iPads to keep you distracted.
Factory owners employed a very creative technique to combat the boredom of workers; a lector.
A lector was a neatly dressed and well-spoken gentleman who would read books, tell jokes even sing to keep you entertained. Are you telling me that these workers got a live free standup one-man show while at workplace? – Damn!