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!