Primitive Internet video more prophetic than we could ever imagine


This 1981 video, about a very early form of Internet-accessible newspapers, is making the rounds. It’s more prophetic than it intends to be, with the San Francisco Examiner‘s David Cole saying, “This is an experiment. We’re trying to figure out what this means to us as editors and reporters and what it means to the home user. We’re not in it to make money. We’re, uh, probably not going to lose a lot, but we’re not going to make a lot, either.” [My emphasis.]

1981 Primitive Internet on KRON