I just stumbled on a 1945 Seagram’s ad describing “The Office of Tomorrow” as part of a great set of illustrations by X-Ray Delta One on Flickr:
- “Face-to-face conferences through television will be held coast-to-coast, and intricate calculations of quotas or sales by territories will be turned out at the touch of an assistant’s finger. Records will appear as if by magic from files automatically operated in the electronic age ahead.”
- “Television/telephone devices will eliminate distances”
- “All figuring will be done by miraculous electronic devices”.
Sure sounds like today’s analytics to me!