A Field Guide to Office Technology

A Field Guide to Office Technology
A Field Guide to Office Technology

A Field Guide to Office Technology

By Ed Sobey


208 Pages, 5 x 7

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ISBN 9781613741740

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2007)


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A handy manual on office equipment, IT jargon, and workspace innovation
With more than 160 entries detailing everything from the junk buried in desk drawers to that mysterious box blinking away in the coat closet, this practical guide navigates through modern office technology. Each entry includes a functional description of a device (what it is and how it works) as well as particulars on who invented it and how its design has evolved over the years. Devices are grouped according to their habitats—in the conference room, hanging from the ceiling, or connected to a computer—to assist in quick and easy identification. Solving office mysteries, such as why telephone keypads have their ones in the upper left corner while calculator keypads place the ones in the lower left corner, this fascinating resource decodes the often confusing technological landscapes of everyday offices.


“Fun, informative, and easy to use.”  —School Library Journal on A Field Guide to Roadside Technology

A useful little guide to all those puzzling doodads you see when the family takes its annual road trip.”  —Atlanta Journal-Constitution on A Field Guide to Roadside Technology

Author Biography

Ed Sobey is the director of the Northwest Invention Center and the author of several hands-on science books, including A Field Guide to Household Technology, A Field Guide to Roadside Technology, Inventing Toys, and Loco-Motion.