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Evolution of the Office Desk [Infographic]

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From MakeItCheaper –

Since the 1960s, desks have changed drastically, as have the things that you will typically find on them. From your traditional desk, complete with typewriter and rolodex, to the ‘play room’ with its endless scope for customisation of space, the main aim has been to find a desk that helps improve efficiency so you can focus on the important things, like organising your office insurance, or paying your staff. Take a look at the infographic below and see how office desks have evolved across the decades.

View the infographic HERE.

Family Business – Gramercy Typewriter [video]

Incredibly Interesting Stuff About 15 English Words

Books-sAccording to Mental_floss –

Let’s face it, some words are a lot more interesting than others. But then again, some words are secretly interesting—they might seem straightforward on the surface, but hidden behind them is some remarkable quirk or bizarre piece of trivia that sets them apart. Check out fifteen examples of words that are a lot more interesting than they seem.

Find out what is unusual about eighty-eight, happenchance, and more HERE.

 

End Of An Era – Last Typewriter Factory Closes

The Atlantic reports –

With only about 200 machines left — and most of those in Arabic languages — Godrej and Boyce shut down its plant in Mumbai, India, today. “Although typewriters became obsolete years ago in the west, they were still common in India — until recently,” according to the Daily Mail, which ran a special story this morning about the typewriters demise. “Demand for the machines has sunk in the last ten years as consumers switch to computers.” Secretaries, rejoice. “We are not getting many orders now,” Milind Dukle, Godrej and Boyce’s general manager, told the paper. “From the early 2000s onwards, computers started dominating. All the manufacturers of office typewriters stopped production, except us. ‘Till 2009, we used to produce 10,000 to 12,000 machines a year. But this might be the last chance for typewriter lovers. Now, our primary market is among the defence agencies, courts and government offices.”

Read more HERE.


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