Far-Fetched Back Then


“Imagine, if you will, sitting down to your morning coffee and turning on your home computer to read the day’s newspaper.”

That revolutionary idea was proposed at the start of a 1981 KRON-TV news story about this little thing called the internet and how some newspapers were trying to invest money on making some of their content available for people to use in a revolutionary way.

It’s amazing how primitive it looked back then, and it’s a wonder anyone was impressed enough to stick with it this long.&nbsp  See for yourself:

Part of me wonders how long it’ll be before a news report begins something like this:

“There was once a time when people started their day with a cup of coffee and the morning’s news printed with ink on paper, if you can imagine such a thing.”

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.

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  • Not far off, I suspect. It can’t be too much longer before our computers and TVs cease to be separate entities. I suspect this digital TV change will be the last obstacle.

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