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Secretary with a New Typewriter (1961)
The development of a service economy (and the accompanying erosion of the industrial sector) began in the 1960s, but only fully asserted itself from the 1970s onward. Office technology was long dominated by innovative electronic typewriters – this is, at least until they were gradually replaced by even more efficient computers. This photo shows a pert secretary with a new IBM typeball typewriter. Photographer unknown.