You know, there was a time when most Banks, Insurance companies, Pension funds, etc, used to have big Typing Pools, where people, mostly female but a few males also, used to sit in huge open-plan offices, chit-chatting, eating an apple or drinking tea, or smoking, and then furiously or studiously bashing away at the old typewriter...
Each letter or document was meticulously typed. Errors meant having to re-type the whole page!... so reaching to perfection was considered the norm, with higher rate of pay for people who achieved that.
Then came he Word Processor. That was in the 1980s. This was a wonder. You could correct the mistakes on the screen, so the bottle of Tippex liquid and Tippex paper went into the bin.
Soon the Typing Pools had become smaller, as a fewer W.P. Operators could do the work of many Typists and a few Secretaries (ok, not quite - real Secretaries are still worth their weight in gold, or a tin of chocolates on occassions anyway).
Soon, along came the Personal Computer. Strangely, it looked just like the W.P. but cost about ten times as much.
And you know the rest of the story...Bill Gates and his pal Mike Allen speeeeded up the PC from 8 bits to 16 bits to 32 bits per second....and Wa-zoom! the world had changed...
The Internet came and brought us all the level playing field of access to knowledge.
When President Clinton went to Ghana and asked what people would like to have there...Fast Internet Access, Mr President, they said. The World Wide Web.