January 30, 2009

Fun Friday: Read a Newspaper on Your Home Computer!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away -- 1981 in San Francisco, to be exact -- computer geeks actually suggested that we might be able to read daily newspapers on our home computers, "in a few year."

Imagine that!

Note the reporter's final comment: "Well, it takes over two hours to receive the entire text of the newspaper... and with an hourly use charge of $5 per hour, the new telepaper won't be much competition for the 20 cents street edition."


Maria said...

Get a load of those green screens and rotary phones! Great blast from the past with a prediction that has more than come true.

John Robertson said...

I have 2 things to say. One, imagine how antiquated are our cutting-edge Web 2.0 technologies are going to look in about 30 years. And two, I now feel compelled to start an indie-rock band with the pretentious name "Richard Halloran Owns Home Computer".