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I like that just one person is in charge of Electronic Mail. And his phone number was in an ad.
Ever try to find a phone number at Amazon’s web site?
I liked that, too, lol.
Plus, I’m just a sucker for any old ad that advertises “the ________ of tomorrow!” And “tomorrow’s automated office” is a great one!
My supervisor has that same ad posted on his office wall.
any old ad that advertises “the ________ of tomorrow!”
Oh hell yes. I love the old black and white ads, with the husbands in suits and hats, and the wives in skirts in aprons, some fucking Opie-kids in beanies, always that same voiceover guy, talking about the next kitchen, the next car, the next whatever.
I could watch 10 hours of that shit on the Discovery channel.
And I would most certainly buy the DVD.
I like how there’s no computer on his desk.
In a college marketing class, I had to compare ads from a Business Weekly from 1967 to one from 1987 (the year I did the project). Very interesting way of looking at the difference twenty years brought to the business world! The big thing I remember most was that the ’67 issue had ads from at least five different steel companies. ’87? Just one. As for computer ads, the only one in the ’67 mag was one for a punchcard supplier. ’87’s was a tad different!
I’ve got this great plaque on my desk:
Solving Today’s Problems
“Decision making is easier,” my ass!
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Tomorrow’s automated office will clearly include spiteful emails that are drafted in order to avoid any face to face confrontations.
The irony is that the guy in the ad looks like a young Ted Stephens (R-AK). Guess Teddy was there when they put the “tubes” in.
Now I’m jealous. My e-mail never did that.
Wow! I can almost hear that guy’s bloodcurdling shriek from here! Thank goodness my electronic mail isn’t (usually) that terrifying!
I think he’d have the same reaction to the stuff in this ad from about the same era…
I so hear the strains of “Happy Go Lively” over this ad, and the narrator blithely chirping, “Yes, Mr. Smith, radioactive letters are just some of the wonders that await you in the office…of tomorrow! Let’s go look at the gals down in the steno pool.”
Fritz: “Gay dollars are just as green as anyone else’s”
An unexpected dose of equality there, even though they’re trying to separate you from your GAY DOLLARS.
Jeff: I was once IN a steno pool. That’s what we were called. Memories…
I think most upper management bosses still have that reaction on their faces when dealing with “new-fangled” technology like e-mail. It looks like a magical delivery from a wizard!
Lol, I was also looking for a computer myself. That might help in receiving your electronic mail!
It looks like a magical delivery from a wizard!
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