BT's Vision of the Future
By James Grahame
Back in 1969, some boffins from the Post Office research station at Dollis Hill put together their vision of telecommunication in the 1990s. It is darkly disturbing, especially the notion that telecommuting workers would strut around the house in a suit and tie while coldly brushing off an army of annoying children. These days, we just toss the little sprogs outside and let them fend for themselves.
Incidentally, Colossus -- the top secret code-breaking computer that cracked the German Lorenz ciphers during World War II -- was also created at Dollis Hill.
GPO (BT) Vision of the Future [YouTube]