When the pdf format had not yet been invented, and the internet was a private thing between American universities, print on time, especially in a newspaper, it meant relying on postal or express courier.
Cameras costing, as well as films and their development. Precisely for this reason there was more careful in their use because the shots were not wasted. You had to know the basic principles of optics and study well the framing and light.
To err is human, and even before the spell checker, you could erase with a little white paint covering instant-dry, American idea of a secretary in the 50s. A bottle that remember that of nail polish, that could not miss in the inventory of any office.
Once we moved more and grew fat less. For a search you had to leave the office and get to a library or a bookstore. Knowing a good salesman who gave you the straight was more important than the algorithm of google search.
The music felt with the hifi stereo and used the audio cassettes, you went around with the walkman and had to always turn the cassette when finished side. Often happened that the tape pulled out and then you had to use a lot of forethought and rewind using a pen.
When still used the film, to obtain the “photo panning”, an effect that transmits the sense of speed, is stay on a vehicle which kept the coating speed of the photographed subject. Close-up neat and background compact and homogeneous did streaks motion blurring.