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It started in 1981

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Diabeetus, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I found this news clip from 1981 about a paper putting its content up online. Quite a fascinating watch for someone young like me.

  2. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    SF Examiner editor in the clip: "We're not in it to make money." Sigh.
  3. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    How old was that guy at around 1:32 speaking about using the electronic edition on his home computer?

    Guy must be over 80 now. Wonder if he still reads the paper online.
  4. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Amazing that it took two hours to get just the paper's text onto your computer via dial-up back then. Imagine, $10 for a paper, and you're not even getting photos.

    Most depressing part was the anchor making a joke out of how nobody's about to lose their jobs over this. Sheesh.
  5. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    That's David Cole, who for the past 20 years or so has run the (expensive) industry newsletter News Inc.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Nice d_b

  7. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Must've missed it the first time around.
  8. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Of a D_B http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/66325/
  9. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    It's like the scene in Almost Famous, where William's writing his Stillwater story at the San Fran offices. Ben Fong Torres sets him up.

    "We've got a mojo, sends a page every 18 minutes."
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    And the second.

    Also, getting called out by Pete for a DB is like having Spnited tell you you're old.
  11. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Awesome. True. And awesome.
  12. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    I love the old guy's identification:

    Richard Halloran
    Owns Home Computer
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