Electronic media as of 1981

Great video clip (2:17 min), originally broadcast on KRON in 1981, about ongoing experiments at the San Francisco Examiner about delivering an electronic version of the newspaper to subscribers. Featuring genuine 1981 hairstyles, acoustically coupled modems, and of course manual dial-up.

Favourite quote:

”It takes over two hours to receive the entire text of the newspaper over the phone, and with an hourly use charge of five dollars, the new telepaper won't be much of a competition for the twenty cents street edition.”