Magazine Article | April 13, 2016

30-Year Anniversary: A Look Back

By The Business Solutions Network

Business Solutions magazine began as Business Electronics magazine in May 1986. In the 30 years since, the magazine and focus have undergone some significant changes. Originally, the magazine was dedicated to office automation dealers. Looking over those first few issues, you can’t help but smile at some of the topics. There were a lot of articles focused on copy machines (two-color was the latest and greatest), dictation equipment, and word processing stations. One new product in the July 1986 issue caught my attention: CRT Health Shades. Designed for use with green display screens, the nonprescription glasses reduce glare, sharpen contrast, screen out 95 percent of UV rays, and make you look like a complete buffoon while sitting at your desk. Of course, seeing someone wearing Google Glass today reminds me that we haven’t come that far.