Take A Break To Remember How Far We’ve Come

Posted: January 29, 2009 in Musings, Society & Culture
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I had to report this video that I saw on TechCrunch today – thank you guys for making my day!

I remember being in elementary school and using a Tandy computer and a phone cup modem to logon to what eventually became the internet. Ah, those were the days….well, not really.

Maybe this was the report of the beginning of the newspaper industry’s fate being sealed, not to doom per se, but to a massive transition that those who ignored would be damned. From a 1981 KRON newscast in San Francisco.

“Imagine, if you will, sitting down to your morning coffee, turning on your home computer to see the day’s newspaper. Well, it’s not as far-fetched as it may seem.”

Too many one liners in there to even attempt to pick a favorite!

If you didn’t see “Become A Master of The Internet” (1997),  it’s a another classic.

Hey sometimes we just need to laugh…Enjoy!

  1. We’ve come a long way indeed! Got me remembering when my step-sister would read BASIC code from Compute magazine for me to type into my VIC 20 so we could play games. Then we’d save it to a cassette tape.

  2. Ron Chan says:

    This was great. Really funny!

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