What did people used to

What did people used to do all day at work before email, web browsers, and instant messaging clients came out?

They didn't actually work 8 hours a day did they? Was their day all about trading stories at the water cooler? Playing solitare on their desktop? Talking about last night's M*A*S*H episode over the cubicle walls?

What is the next generation going to do all day instead of work? Wristwatch-mounted playstation 7 console games? Tomfoolery with their digital-video-camera-enhanced pencils? DVD playback on a tiny panel inside their eyeglass frames?

What did people do 50 years ago?