The Olivetti Sottsass mechanical typewriter, 1969. Source: eBay.
Digital equipment is one of the main drivers behind the quickly growing energy use of modern office work. Could we rethink and redesign office equipment, combining the best of mechanical and digital devices?
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Posted on November 22, 2016 at 02:18 PM in Communications, Computers, Cover story, Hand powered machines, History, Human powered machines, Low-tech solutions, Offices | Permalink
The information society promises to dematerialise society and make it more sustainable, but modern office and knowledge work has itself become a large and rapidly growing consumer of energy and other resources.
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Posted on November 22, 2016 at 02:17 PM in Architecture, Communications, Computers, Cover story, Energy, Energy consumption, Offices | Permalink