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by Kevin Coupe

An MNB user sent me a link to the video at left, which is a 1981 news report by San Francisco's KRON about a primitive version of an online newspaper ... which seems quaint when one thinks about how things have evolved, and how the Washington Post has now been acquired for $250 million by an e-commerce entrepreneur.

It is an Eye-Opening piece of video ... especially when they say that it takes two hours to download the paper onto a computer ... that pictures, ads and comics are not included ... and that there is little concern that this experiment will put the local newsstand out of business anytime soon.

Enjoy. And think a bit about how different the world will look 32 years from now.

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