Good to see a story acknowledging the history of UX, even before there were websites. Though this is from Jakob Nielsen, one of the veterans.
I do remember the years when you could recognize everyone at the UX and HF conferences, and you pretty much knew or worked with someone who knew every practitioner in town.
I’m not sure I agree that in 30 years 1 out of every 100 workers would be a UX designer. Good to know we won’t be replaced by robots.