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Brightening up office decor

The March 16, 1904, issue detailed an "alleged new and wonderful invention which will take dictation and automatically write out the matter which has been dictated." The editors were concerned that the device would do away with a particular type of stenog

The March 16, 1904, issue detailed an "alleged new and wonderful invention which will take dictation and automatically write out the matter which has been dictated." The editors were concerned that the device would do away with a particular type of stenographer and typist.

"This machine is to do way with the 'pretty' stenographer, and this we consider to be an especial grievance," they wrote. "We should not feel so bad about it if it would do away with the homely stenographer only, but if it is to do away with the pretty stenographer it will deprive many business offices of what is at present their only attractive feature."

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