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How Far We’ve Come – 1981 TV Report About Internet Newspapers

Posted by AGORACOM at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Full marks to all the people involved in this 1981 story about transmitting news over computers.  From a retro point of view, you have to love dialing the rotary phone to get a connection and the 2-hour download time for stories.

Priceless for those of us alive at the time, yet simply perplexing to anybody born after 1985.  Either way, a great way to spend 2 1/2 minutes.

For those of you that choose to make fun of the video, keep in mind that reports being filed today will equally be mocked 25 years from now…“Let me get this straight, you had to enter every letter, word, symbol and character by hand? Ha ha, now that’s funny.”

One Response to “How Far We’ve Come – 1981 TV Report About Internet Newspapers”

  1. Dom says:

    Nice one George!

    Another classic is CBC’s Peter Mansbridge in 1993, introducing us to ‘INTERNET’.