The chronicle of a newspaper death foretold

31 January 2009

27 years ago, San Francisco newspapers were unveiling a unique facility to enable readers to consume their morning poison over a computer.

It took two hours for an entire newspaper’s contents to be downloaded, minus pictures, advertisements and graphics. And five dollars per hour for telephone time, newscasters were saying the demise of the newspaper hawker were greatly exaggerated.

The rest, as they say, is mystery.

Link courtesy Jim Romenesko

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