office supplies

The disappearing desktop

November 14, 2012: 5:00 AM ET

Say good-bye to Cubeland. The office space of tomorrow will be shedding a lot of excess baggage.

By Jennifer Abbasi / Graphic Nicolas Rapp

FORTUNE -- LinkedIn recently asked more than 7,000 members of its professional network in 18 countries about which office supplies they see going the way of the dodo in the next five years. Topping the list was the tape recorder. Roll over the graphic to see seven other habits and tools destined for extinction.

This story is from the November 12, 2012 issue of Fortune.

  • Making office supplies stylish wants to do for staplers what Starbucks did for coffee: turn them into something people want, not just need.

    By Jessica Shambora, writer-reporter

    Do tape dispensers and hole punches need a makeover? According to Ken Seiff, founder of, and venture capitalist Chris Burch who co-founded Tory Burch with his then-wife and is also behind Voss Water and the Jawbone, the answer is a resounding yes. Hence,, a sort of MORE

    Feb 2, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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