OK or atleast went hollywood. Has anyone ever seen the Coen Brothers movie The Hudsucker Proxy starring Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, the dad from Frasier and my personal fav Bruce Campbell?
Well it has the best illustration of workflow I have ever seen in film. The sequence starts with the go ahead to produce a new toy and follows the series of events and signoffs needed to approve the toy for production and then ultimately the production, distribution and sale of the toy. It is really quite amusing and one of the best parts is when you see hundreds of rubber stamps flying in the air approving various things.
It does illustrate how long before email, networks or even computers workflow was an important part of the function of large organisations.