How to Read the Newspaper on Your Computer in 1981

Jason English

Here's a fascinating 1981 news report explaining how certain San Francisco residents were reading the morning paper on their computers. We've come a long way: "It takes over two hours to receive the entire text of the newspaper over the phone, and with an hourly usage charge of $5, the new tele-paper won't be much competition for the twenty-cent street edition."

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[via @GuyKawasaki and an old edition of the mental_floss newsletter]