Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Read your newspaper on the internet!

Big h/t to @agencyspy for finding this gem on the electronic newspaper, produced by KRON in 1981:

Key facts:

1. In 1981, 2,000-3,000 people in the bay area had home computers.
2. To subscribe to the electronic version of San Francisco Examiner, you had to send a coupon.
3. It took 2 hours to receive the entire newspaper over the phone.
4. This story did not mention Al Gore.

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