In 1975, BusinessWeek magazine published a story on the office of the future and it made some uncanny predictions.
George E Pake, former head of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), envisioned offices in the year 1995 to be places with “TV-display terminals with keyboards would sit on workers’ desks in the place of typewriters, with collections of these electronic terminals linked to each other and to electronic filing cabinets”.
“I’ll be able to call up documents from my files on the screen, or by pressing a button,” he said. “I can get my mail or any messages. I don’t know how much hard copy [printed paper] I’ll want in this world,” he said.