Photo Flashback: Brave New World Edition
There was a time when computers were going to be our friends, when they were going to make our lives easier. Take the "paperless office," for example. No longer would workers' desks be crowded with invoices, reports, letters, memos and While-You-Were-Out telephone slips. The computer would fix all that, leaving us with desks as smooth and bare as a Ken doll's pubis.
Take this photo from 1979, for example:
It was taken by Post staffer Gerald Martineau and ran in the paper on May 3, 1979. The information typed on the back reads: Watergate Mall. 2nd level. Office personnel in demonstration layout of equipment in the "Paperless Office."
You can tell it's a "demonstration layout" because there is literally not a single piece of paper there. And what is that woman on the left doing? She seems to be staring at an enormous digital clock.
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