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Electronic Office - Episode Guide

Season 1

Office on the Move

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Apr 12, 1984

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The combination of ever cheaper computers and improved telecommunications has produced a quiet revolution on the desks of secretaries, clerks, middle managers and executives, sometimes for good, sometimes for ill. Ian McNaught-Davis, himself the director of a major computer company, begins a six-part examination of the office technology of today and tomorrow.

The Stand-alone Micro

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Apr 19, 1984

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Most of the computers in business are being used for relatively straightforward tasks like word processing, financial planning and simple data base management. Ian McNaught-Davis examines these various 'stand-alone' applications in the second of six programmes about the office technology of today and tomorrow.

Wiring up the Organisation

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: May 6, 1984

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A microcomputer on its own can perform many useful tasks in the office but as soon as an organisation starts linking computers together into a network, its whole style of working may change dramatically, with a consequent challenge to management. In the third of six programmes, Ian McNaught-Davis continues his examination of the office technology of today and tomorrow.

Changing with the Times

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: May 10, 1984

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How do modern electronic methods affect the working habits and culture of an old established daily newspaper? Ian McNaught-Davis finds out with the help of journalists, editors and others at the New York Times.

Wiring up the World

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: May 17, 1984

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The microcomputing revolution in business would mean little without the telephone network. Companies can exchange data electronically with each other and even with us, their customers, in a fraction of a second, and this is having a considerable effect on competition.

Easy to Use?

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: May 24, 1984

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Computer manufacturers at present claim 'ease of use' for their machines. In reality most computers are far from easy to use. In this last programme Ian McNaught-Davis takes a look at some of the work being done to humanise the technology.
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