Could people someday get their journalism electronically via the computer, replacing the humble news delivery man?
That’s what one local TV station asked in 1981, with a special report on geeks and gearheads rushing to read the San Francisco Chronicle over a computer. Imagine.
Of course, back in 1981 modem access cost $5 an hour, and it took 2 hours to download a newspaper that could be bought from a newstand for 20 cents.
But still, as we hear of the struggles of old media to adjust to the Internet, no one can say they didn’t see this all coming.
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