1981: When News was more Inky and the Internet was “Fashionable”

Here’s a 1981 TV News Report about how the San Francisco Examiner was making their paper available for home computer users (imagine, if you will!).

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=5WCTn4FljUQ

Yes, just imagine!!

“Richard Halloran – Owns Home Computer” – Also a “fashionable” red rotary telephone. Ah, for the days when the simple fact of owning a personal computer made for an illustrious title.

Also listen to why he pays $5/hour to get the paper on his computer at home: the “interrogation” of the news items. Could Richard Halloran be a precursor to the modern blogger?

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