In a special anniversary issue Business Life takes a look back at 1987 when it was launched. The year was notable for many reasons, both big and small, from Black Monday to the launch of the squeezy Heinz tomato ketchup bottle, and from the October hurricane to It's A Royal Knockout. A 16-page feature provides a feast of nostalgia for those old enough to remember it and an eye-opener for those who are too young - did they really allow smoking on the Tube back then?
Business Life also looks back at past issues of the magazine to see how times have changed. For example, back in 1989, we thought we were all going to end up working for the Japanese, while in 1996 we speculated about the day electronic organisers and mobile phones would merge, "though someone still has to work out the right shape for something you stare at one moment and hold up to your ear the next".
"It's been quite an eye-opener for all of us to see how much our lives have changed in the last 25 years," says Business Life editor Tim Hulse. "Could it really be true that there was once a time when the height of sophistication was a mobile phone the size of a brick?"
The December issue of Business Life was published on 1 December and is available in all seat backs on British Airways domestic and shorthaul flights.