Get Your Electronic Mail Printed right at your Desk with the Messenger II

I am not sure if this technology by Amtel ever caught on, but it is a clever idea to try to bridge the cap between paper and digital for a workforce in transition in the early to mid 1980s. Why force your employees to look at expensive and difficult to use computer terminals for a quick message when they can have it printed out on long last paper? How could it miss as an idea? I guess people took to the technology more quickly than people expected and the Messenger system was not put into every office in the country.


Can you imagine if this system had caught on or become preeminent?


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