Do Bosses Dream of Electronic Secretaries?

Why bother with a wage-earning, vacation-taking, lunch-going human female when a machine could do her job without asking for a single benefit or sick day? This 1962 ad for a table-top-sized answering machine (which appeared in Business Week, then aimed at an almost entirely male readership) showed management the way of the future. According to the copy, the Electronic Secretary was even "lovable." Bet she didn't file sexual harassment suits, either. Click through for a closer look at the secretary of the future.

Do Bosses Dream of Electronic Secretaries?