Office Technology – 80’s style

This week we’ve finally started scanning just some of our massive archive of transparencies and negatives, stretching back over 42 years. These first pictures are from the Milk Marketing Board head office in Thames Ditton and were shot in the mid-80’s, shortly after they’d had their new ICL 9200 system installed. These should trigger memories for some people of twenty-four hour shifts and long nights feeding batches of punch cards into these huge beasts.

I guess these days we’ve probably got as much computing power in our MacBooks. My particular favourite is the gentleman at his desk with his pipe in his hand. Those were the days !