This 1981 KRON-TV report about the future of online news has surfaced on social media sites. It’s a must-watch video. The report begins with an anchor saying, “Imagine, if you will, sitting down with your morning coffee, turning on your home computer to read the day’s newspaper.”

That probably sounded far-fetched 30 years ago. Who could have predicted the monumental changes in the way we consume news? I found a bit of irony in these portions of the report:

>>“For the moment, this fellow [reporter] isn’t worried about being out of a job.”
>>“We’re not in it to make money. We’re probably not going to lose a lot, but we aren’t going to make much either.”

1981 TV report about future of online news
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