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Was this really only 28 years ago?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by dragonfly, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. dragonfly

    dragonfly Member

    A friend forwarded this
    to me on facebook.

    I don't know what's more shocking, that this was only 28 years ago, or that they guy at the end of the story says, ``I don't think we're going to lose any money on this.''
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I think part of the general dysfunction of the newspaper industry is that it is does a great job at looking back and figuring out who or what was the cause of a big screw-up and not enough time looking ahead and trying to figure out what the implications of current realities will have on the future.
  3. Herky_Jerky

    Herky_Jerky Member

    Wow. That was a rather surreal clip.

    I had no idea newspapers were "online" that long ago. I figured it didn't start until the early to mid-90s.

    That clip sorta reminds me of those early newscasts talking about AIDS or "gay cancer." It's like a naive glimpse into a horrible future.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    "we're not in this to make money."

    fuck me.
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Were these threads really only a month ago?



  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    You forgot the second part of the quote:

    "We're probably not going to lose a lot, either."

    Fuck us all.
  7. Great find, though.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Not sure if that's where he found it or if it's because it's being forwarded all over the internet -- either way, it's on the front page of chicagotribune.com now.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Videotex — which, except for the Fort Worth Startlegram's StarText, was a total failure.
  10. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    a d_b of a d_b of a d_b? Is that a SportsJournalists.com record?
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Thank you.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Gotta love that lightning-quick 600-baud modem.
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