Office Work

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Happy Birthday, Office Copier!

old office photocopier

Here’s to Chester Carlson, who used static electricity created with a handkerchief, light and dry powder to make the first photocopy on Oct. 22, 1938. Xerox didn’t commercially market the machine for almost 20 years, until 1959. The office has never been the same. NPR podcast story, Happy Birthday, Copy Machine!

Happy 30th Birthday, IBM PC

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the IBM PC. It wasn’t the first personal computer – Xerox, Apple, Commodore, and many others had introduced various versions of personal computers years earlier. But its relative affordability, its ability to run many different programs, and its incorporation of third-party components made it the first […]

Gmail Motion – A New Way to Communicate

I love this new feature from Google. Gmail Motion lets you interact with your e-mail with gestures and movements instead of your old-fashioned keyboard. The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to […]