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The once-ubiquitous fax machine.
Some of the technology that is now commonplace in the modern office.
Today widespread use of internet-connected mobile computers such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones have in some ways made the office less relevant than it once was. Work can be carried out at home or on the move and is no longer so tightly tied to a regular working day.
"You've seen a massive drop in the cost of technology, a massive improvement in its quality and in the interaction between technologies — which means these technologies are far more effective today," said Colm Sheehy, of the Centre for Economic and Business Research, on the evolution of office technology over the past 40 years.