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A close up of the Remington typewriter.
The rather staid beige and brown décor of the 1970s contrasted with leaps forward in technology.
As more calculator logic was squeezed onto fewer integrated circuits, electronic calculators became small and cheap enough to find their way onto many office desks.
Meanwhile, cassette tape and dictaphones provided new ways to record and access information.
Carbon paper was also cheap enough that multiple copies of a document could be typed in a single sitting, and the advent of electric typewriters made the process even easier. Correction fluid, such as Tipp-Ex, meant minor typographical errors could be corrected easily, reducing the need to retype an entire document.
Office layouts were being simplified, with designers working their furniture schemes around what was called the G-plan.
One of the first executive toys to creep onto desks during this time was the Newton's Cradle.
An electric Smith-Corona typewriter next to a telephone index book with an A-Z slider.