The Impressive Evolution of the Office Workplace — From the 80s to Today
By Jane Duncan, freelance writer
Oct 5 2021
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Steve Jobs leaning on an Apple Macintosh computer in 1984
Of course, office technology has come a long way too. With high tech in an 80s office including desktop PCs (such as the Commodore 64 and Macintosh 128k), as well as fax machines and printers, it’s safe to say that offices resembled today’s workspaces in the most basic of forms. With smartphones, laptops, tablets, smart projectors and more ruling the workplace of today, allowing businesses to do more in regards to technology and do so more efficiently. Not only that, but work can now be done from anywhere with an internet connection, giving rise to work from home methods.
There’s no question that the workplace of today only vaguely resembles that of the 1980s, highlighting just how far we’ve come — especially when it comes to how we get work done. From the obvious technology upgrades to innovative solutions that don’t involve cubicles, the 80s have undoubtedly paved the way to work as we know it today.