YouTube - 1981 primitive Internet report on KRON
Turns out newspapers didn't know how to make money on the Web in 1981, either.
Local TV news report of an experiment by newspapers in delivering content by modem. File under foreshadowing.
Imagine if you will waking up in the morning and turning on your home computer to read the day's newspaper. Just imagine....
Long before anyone had heard of the Internet, early home computer users could read their morning newspapers online ... sort of. Steve Newman's 1981 story was broadcast on KRON San Francisco.
the future sure looks bright.
The San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner are made available online via CompuServe.
newspapers on computers