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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

1987 sending a document was a courier job

It has always been a big work producing a document, but 1987 the net-worker's wet dream was to get a connection between local work-stations and send the stuff stored on his computer.

Internal networks improved the productivity and the vision of the paperless office was becoming less cloudy.

Sending stuff to outsiders, we still had to rely on post. The local publishing work had been automated by a central computer and a network of personal computers.

The benefits of office automation promised many benefits: fast, international communication with colleagues around the globe.

Personal Computers - and their users - were islands. What we needed was a bridge - an international bridge that allowed people and companies to turn their local computers into interconnected integrated systems.
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