We've come a long way, folks. They thought they'd come a long way in 1961 when they had things like automatic dialing phone, the first video phones, and satellite communications. But imagine having problems in business like phones with no answering machines. Take a trip back to the Mad Men era in this weird, long-winded promotional film from AT&T ca. 1961, which includes brand new technologies like the first pager, and the first punchcard-swiping phone. We suppose they screened this for executives in conference rooms using, like, a projector? Anyway. We took the liberty of skipping the really abstract first couple minutes for you, but you can rewind if you like.

[via Boing Boing]