@polychrome@ilovecomputers@natecull@enkiv2 I remember this from visiting my dad's office when I was a kid. They were called "office girls" or "steno pool". Operating computers required typing, and typing (and much office work in general) was considered women's work. They input programs and ran jobs and reports and generally kept the system running. They also operated the telex machines which were like early interoffice email/chat/slack.