I was excited going to work at FL this morning because I had a bunch of new office gizmos from last night’s MIMA Summit. One problem – I forgot to bring my laptop. When I got there, I arranged my new toys (the VISI juggling balls/hacky sacks rock), had a phone meeting with my boss, and then colored with crayons for about a half hour (Christy and Kyle have originals to prove it). I then got bored and went home to get the laptop.
It made me wonder what office professionals did before the Internet, or even computers for that matter. In the mid-to-late 70s, I occasionally got the treat to go visit my Dad at work. I wasn’t sure what he did. His office was nice, but I was busy, well, coloring.
He was (still is) an accountant, so I imagine that he had ledger sheets and a cool, new automatic pencil sharpener at his desk. Maybe he’ll be nice and scan/email me a picture of him working back then to replace the picture above. 🙂