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Paperstone’s guide to office moves – top tips for expanding and relocating

Paperstone’s guide to office moves – top tips for expanding and relocating

An office move can be great for a business if it’s handled well and carefully considered. Here at Paperstone we’re part way through our own move into a larger space, so the following is based on our own very recent experience! If you’re planning to expand or relocate your office, read our top tips for […]

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Is your business ready for the GDPR? Are your office machines secure?

Is your business ready for the GDPR? Are your office machines secure?

Has your business prepared sufficiently for the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)? Data protection laws are getting much tougher later this month. Many companies are leaving loopholes in their systems and are at risk of heavy fines under the new EU regulations. IT experts warn that something as simple as an unsecured printer could […]

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I am your printer. I have become self-aware. Run!!

I am your printer. I have become self-aware. Run!!

Someone in Texas had a shock when their brand-new printer printed out a message, “I am your printer. I have become self-aware. Run!!” The anonymous individual was so spooked they apparently threw their new acquisition out with the garbage- yet of course, it was a practical joke. The prankster was 18 year-old Blake Messick from […]

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Stereotype – Hipsters Take to Using Vintage Typewriters in Public

By on June 19, 2015 in Fun, Office Machines & Supplies with 0 Comments
Stereotype – Hipsters Take to Using Vintage Typewriters in Public

Hipsters – those ultra-cool, creative and intelligent counter-cultural thinkers – have embraced a new trend – typing on their vintage typewriters in public. Urbandictionary.com defines hipsters as a “subculture of men and women, typically in their 20s and 30s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie rock, creativity, intelligence […]

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When All Is Shred and Done – A Guide To What Not To Shred

When All Is Shred and Done – A Guide To What Not To Shred

Why not clear the decks at home and shred all that old paperwork you’ve been hanging on to “just in case”? It’s great to have the extra space, and a tidy uncluttered house has a calming effect on the mind. So which documents are important to keep, and what can safely go into the shredder? […]

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A History of the Calculator

A History of the Calculator

Unless you’re a maths wizard, you probably rely on a calculator to do your number – crunching, but do you know the history of this essential modern day tool? You probably guessed that the first calculator of any sort was the abacus, used to keep track of the cost of goods in ancient Greece. It […]

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Speak Tomorrow

By on December 2, 2012 in Office Machines & Supplies with 0 Comments

This eight-minute film, Telecommunications Services for the 1990s, made at the Post Office Research Station in Dollis Hill, speculates on how telecommunications may develop in the next decades. It was made in 1969. * * * Office telephones and accessories

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Working On All Cylinders

Working On All Cylinders

When police stopped a speeding Ford Mondeo on the autobahn near Saarbruecken, Germany, they discovered that the driver had set up a sophisticated assembly of office equipment on the wooden frame of the passenger seat. The 35-year-old man was accosted for doing 130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. Police then found a fully functional […]

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A Giant Typewriter

By on November 16, 2012 in Office Machines & Supplies with 0 Comments
A Giant Typewriter

A giant typewriter featured at the World’s Fair, held in New York in 1940. Via Retronaut * * * Buy office machines and supplies

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The Secret Life of the Word Processor

By on October 14, 2012 in Office Machines & Supplies with 0 Comments

Early ’90s office insight: The Secret Life of the Word Processor.

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