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A news report from 1981 about the Internet and receiving an entire newspaper through the phone line.
I was born in 1981. Watching this, I thought to myself, "Damn, I'm one old sonuva bitch."
Remember Hollerith Cards.. The Wang Card Reader and the Computer Club at Chiddex JR High.. Hard to believe.. I was in college in 1981.. Bless you Bob Fenis..
this will never catch on! it will never replace the dependable newspaper or the trustworthy news correspondents!
2 hours to get 4k movie
0:39 Acoustic Coupler hot DAMN! Yep, I used EMAIL in the early 80s at 300 baud. To kid these days (oh no — I'm OLD now) that is like watching grass grow.
being born in 97 this is so interesting man things have changed so much
35 years later it's full of cancer!
How did we survive back then..?
That dial-up service was not the Internet per se. It wasn't even AOL. In fact the Internet was still ARPANET, funded by the DoD, not publically accessible and hadn't yet even started using TCP/IP. But if you want to call it the Internet, go ahead.
What are we reporting on now that our children will laugh at?Like how we laugh at this.
Little do they know it would eventually be used exclusively to propagate dank memes
Where's the pron?
The early days of using the Internet in our everyday lives.
Imagine shopping on your phone while pooping?
Video here looks to be from KRON 4 in San Francisco, which was the Bay Area's NBC station at the time.
I love watching stuff like this… I'll do them one better – Imagine waking up, going to the washroom in the morning, pulling your phone out of your pocket, which has a personal computer built into it, and getting your daily news via txt or video.
Is that thing still around. It's a fad.
Aaaahhh, good times!
That adds deceiving as hell full newspaper 📰 maybe only print
It's now 2015 and newspaper stands still exists. At least in my area.
I keep telling people the internet's gonna be big. Imagine some day when you could sit down and even watch short TV clips. Mind you, it'd probably cost thousands of pounds and need a computer the size of a house to do it. But it'd be fantastic and no-one would ever take it for granted.
34 years later, we still have morning coffee :)
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