Paperless Office – not yet!

Paperless Office – not yet but here is an early thought on controlling the “paperwork explosion” from an IBM promotion (October 1967) by Jim Henson (later to be of Muppet fame!)

Ends with shots of the classic Selectric (“golf ball”) typewriter from Eliot Noyes.  A design icon and also worth investigating for the clever mechanical/digital linkage –  Note that the “ad” is also pre Paul Rand’s striped IBM (1972) and the famous Eye-Bee-M poster of 1982.

Designing for the future is not easy – even for the biggest of technology driven corporations who seek to shape it!


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