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Movable type: The brave new world of office computing

You might be reading this on a work computer. And chances are, that computer - and its word processor, spreadsheet, and browser - pretty startlingly resembles its ancestor way back in 1995.

Yes, Clippy, Microsoft Office 1997's celebrity paperclip, is gone. Things are quicker too, with more storage. Still, the similarity to two decades ago is uncanny. Take someone from 1995, deposit them in front of today's keyboard, and they could pretty much get on with it.

A minor letdown, when you ponder how far we've come since 1975.
But as we grow used to more mobility and to bringing along our own devices, might the stodgy workplace computer at last totter on the precipice of change?

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