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!)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IZw2CoYztk

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 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Selectric_typewriter.  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!

Enjoy!
Mic

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