Noisy computer printers—which included sound-dampening covers—showed up in the House by the early 1980s. An intern worked in a congressional office with this new technology in 1981.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Congressional Intern Working at a Computer,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/PA2017/PA2017-09-0009/
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