What a sad and disheartening story!
Technical progress was supposed to be about empowering people, expanding opportunities, enabling more options. Here, the baker had to drastically reduce his baking options, completely getting rid of a baking technology that allowed him to do things that he can no longer do with the technology he has left (or there would be no need for the drastic change in his product range).
Instead of having more and more cheap energy year after year, people take desperate measures to get rid of energy-hungry processess. Our civilization has definitely chosen the wrong path and some point in the last 60 years!