'B.C.' Before Computers: A selection from our collection, of weird and wonderful machines designed to help hard pressed secretaries and accountants of yore.
Computers enable almost anyone do many tasks to a high standard which in the past a number of skilled people using special equipment used to do.
They have replaced many skills such as calculating and good handwriting which most people were taught, and have given many the opportunity to learn special skills such as document design and photograph manipulation.
Computers should save a lot of paper, but almost certainly produce far more than any office worker used to produce.