What office workers looked like in the 1960s

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

Categories: History | North America | Technology

In the 1960s, Lawrence Luckham, an employee of the largest and legendary telecommunications corporation Bell Labs, photographed his colleagues at their workplaces. Now, more than half a century later, we can look at what office workers and office life looked like at that time.

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

1. Personal computer, polka dot dress, handbag

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

2. A mini-computer of that time, the Honeywell DDP-516. It was used to connect dozens of computer terminals via a 50KB modem line. Today, this function is performed by network switches (jarg. switch)

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

3. And here are the terminals

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

4.

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

5. Head of the computer department with an oscilloscope

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

6. The desktop of an extravagant production manager

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

7. A computer room, which today is called a data center. It was located in the basement of the building for security reasons. There are no natural light sources, only the decoration made by the staff.

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

8. IBM Super-computer. This "monster" had 1 MB of RAM, 648 MB on a hard disk and cost millions of dollars!

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

9. Fooling around with an IBM super computer

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

10. Apparently, there was no dress code at Bell Labs Corporation. They dressed "briskly"

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

11. Data backup center on reels with tapes. Probably makes backups?

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

12.No one really bothered with the design of the premises. Everywhere there are white walls and the same type of desks in the workplace. But the people are cheerful. In the photo – a programmer

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

13. The office was decorated on its own. The author and his creation on the wall

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

14. Library on tapes

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

15. Tea break.

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

16. Demonstration room. Presentations were held here, slides were shown from the projector

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

17. Computer operators

What office workers looked like in the 1960s

18. A new prototype of a computer terminal

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