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Read a newspaper on your PC? That's crazy talk!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by AMacIsaac, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    The NY Times unearths an old clip from 1981 where five newspapers in the U.S. undertake the mammoth task of digitizing their contents.


    Blame it on the Examiner, then? ;)
  2. Wow, that's nuts. Nice find AMac.
  3. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Haha! It took two hours to download the entire paper! Awesome.

    And it cost $5 an hour to stay connected while downloading. The online edition cost $10 and the street-selling newsprint was 20 cents. Amazing.
  4. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Quite an interesting find by the Times, considering the state of the newspaper industry.

    Early on, they say 'we're not in this to make money.' Now, almost 30 years later, newspapers are in a position where they have to make money.

    There's so much we didn't know then and I'll wager a bet there's still much we don't know.
  5. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Absolutely incredible. Great find.

    Mr. Halloran's computer was an early Radio Shack model, not unlike the ones I was using in junior high computer class in 1981. We saved our data to cassette tape.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member


    Better thread title on AMac's.
  7. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Huh ... that's why it didn't come up on a search.

    FNF ... we worked on Tandys at my J-school. Amazing how far we've come.
  8. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Today they call it the Trash 80. Who knew back then? lol
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