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Office Technology of the Future

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Throughout its 90-year history, The Kiplinger Letter has forecast scores of technical innovations that revolutionized the way we live and work. In 1959, for example, we wrote about the coming of revolutionary new office machines: copiers and printers. In 1963, we referenced “pocket gadgets” that would allow you to call anyone from anywhere. In 1979, we wrote that future offices would no longer need to store documents in musty file cabinets — they would turn to electronic data storage instead. And in 1987 we forecast that clunky desktop computers would give way to “notebooks.”

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