The Future of Newspapers, as Seen from 1981

An interesting and amusing item from Jules Crittenden, based on a 1981 news broadcast that discussed an early newspaper-by-modem service. (Modems? Remember those? With an acoustical coupler, yet!) Best line: “Well, it takes about 2 hours to receive the entire text of the newspaper over the phone, and with an hourly usage charge of $5, the new telepaper won’t be much competition for the 20-cent street edition.”