Memory of the Month: Top-shelf record-keeping

By on December 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Posted in: IT @ GEICO

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills.

Back in the Bronze Age – OK, it was 1984 – when I started at GEICO, this was a common sight. Vast expanses of floor space in our headquarters building were dedicated to policy files. Oh, we had dipped our toes into data processing in the 1970s, but large colonies of file shelves still existed. And as these ladies apparently knew, a person could almost disappear amongst the racks and rows.   

Record-keeping has come a long way since those days. To the delight of trees everywhere, all the information on these shelves probably fits on a memory card the size of a postage stamp now.

What do you suppose these women were thinking as they roamed the rows?