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The Golden Age of Floppy Disks – 27 Interesting Photos of Women at Computers in the 1980s

Here's a stack of images of women at computers in the 1980s. As you might have guessed, most are secretaries doing glamorless data entry for the gentlemen in double breasted suits (we weren't "enlightened" back then). See more »
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