Tomorrow's reporter: Press Gazette's 1985 insight into the equipment journalists would be using in the future

Whoever is behind the excellent Mirror Style Guide Twitter feed has dug up this gem from the pages of Press Gazette in 1985.

This was the year that the first mobile network was launched in the UK to serve brick-sized analogue phones and long before the internet. But the author of the piece predicted that journalists in the future would have hand-held mobile phones, which would also be recording devices, and that they would send in copy via telephone line using mobile computers.

They were even right about the fact that in the future journalists would still rely on low-tech notepad, pencil and shorthand.

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