This news report from 1981 about ‘The Internet’ & ‘Smart TVs’ will blow your mind.

Gravity Jack In the Press

Happy Friday! Here’s a peek back to 1981, when the concept of ‘reading your morning newspaper from a computer’ seemed a bit far-fetched.

 Some of the phrases are particularly catching:

‘We’re not in it to make money. We probably won’t lose much, but probably don’t stand to make much either.’


‘Each edition takes 2 hours to load fully. With a cost of $5 per hour, it’s not likely it will be much of a competition to the 20 cent street edition.’

Yeah…we’re all: