Video from 1981 Talking About the Future of Newspapers on the Internet

At the time of this “experiment” only eight newspapers were participating.

In order to access it you had to use a rotary phone to dial into a number then place the phone on your modem to allow the information to begin the transfer which took over two hours to receive the entire text of the newspaper.

Bonus? The guy they interviewed that was taking advantage of this new fangled technology wasn’t some kid from Stanford, he looks to be in his sixties and eager to embrace this new, cutting edge technology.


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