These 5 Pre-Internet Technologies Revolutionized How We Eat, Shop and Live

The world was never the same after the invention of these tools

Ask anyone to name a technology that revolutionized the world of business, and chances are they’ll pick something related to the internet—search engines, apps, social media platforms and so on. But long before the arrival of the web, a whole roster of breakthroughs promised to streamline and accelerate how we work and live. As we celebrate the anniversary of Adweek with 40 Years Bold, here’s a look back on these five tech transformations—and how our reporters grappled with them.