Watch "The Paperwork Explosion," Jim Henson's weirdly sinister IBM ad from 1967

In the 1960s, IBM tapped Jim Henson and composer Raymond Scott to create "The Paperwork Explosion," a four-minute advertisement for the MT/ST word-processing machine. The commercial was jarring brew of jargon and flashing images seemingly custom-made for an office-drone dystopia.

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Annalee Newitz

I love the scarily robotic people saying "there used to be enough time . . . there used to be enough people."