Things You'd Find In A 90s Office
10 March 2017
Every workplace likes to think that they are at the cutting edge of technological developments. Maybe back in the day, you proudly boasted a Filofax or can remember when the first, colourful Mac arrived to oohs and ahs in the office.
Yes, our workplaces have seen plenty of advances over the years. (And thankfully, the dress sense has changed, too!) But who could forget once invaluable items such as an overhead projector or logging on to MSN Messenger to chat to your colleagues?
We take a look at some of the classic items that featured in your 90s office.
Ooh the thrill of getting some really faded copy through a giant telephone.
In the days before mobile phones were the norm, a chunky square in your pocket (or clipped on to your belt) was the way to receive messages.
What’s a USB? All the cool kids were keeping their data on a floppy. It could store a whopping 1.44MB.
Remember the arguments over who got to use what colour? These bad boys were the peak of the computer world.
Yes, back in the day we wrote everything by hand. On paper. Not an email or electronic diary in sight.
Before Facebook, this is how we had a cheeky wee skive in work. Well, this or Minesweeper.
To think of the hours we wasted, sifting through a stack of business cards by hand.
Okay, so it’s not quite an ‘item’ but remember everyone sidling in to a cupboard off the canteen to have their fag break?
Ah, the phonebook. Before Google, we had to manually look up a person’s name, address and telephone number. Back in the day, we also sent letters and made phone calls rather than emails. Wow.
Written By Mary Palmer