Working from the road
Starting in 1956, select new Cadillacs could be fitted out with a writing desk and typewriter. By then, travelling salesmen had been hitting the road for decades, relying on phone books, notebooks and their wits to service customers .
The construction of streets and highways, one of the largest items of government expenditure, peaked when the Interstate Highway Act of 1956 inaugurated the largest public works program in history.
Today’s internet-enabled cars make it almost as easy to conduct business from the driver’s seat as the office chair with features such as voice-to-text, video chat, Skype conference calling and more.