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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
Stories about the lives we've made

Everyday Life:Work

New technologies quickly reach the workplace, with claims of improving efficiency and speed. But many think computers, email and mobile phones make the working day endless. From hour-glasses to computers - they have all helped to define the modern working world.

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