Charlie Harvey

The home office of the future (1967)

Snarkasm, aka @wendy_ferguson on Twitter suggested this telling video, which is a 1967 glimpse of the home office of the future.

Cheesy lounge jazz and anachronistic gender politics aside —"the husband" will arrange the financing of "the wife’s" purchases — the content is rather prescient, touching on online shopping, banking and email. What I love aboout the video is quite how analogue everything is. It serves as a reminder that our keyboard/mouse interactions with machines were not the only way that things might have gone.


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