SF Chron./ SF Examiner experiment in a download text only version of their paper in 1981. Took two hours to download at a cost of $5 per hour, when the printed copy cost 20 cents. At this time there were around two to three thousand home computer owners in the SF Bay area, not all connected to the infant internet of course.
Some charming shots of the Examiner’s newsroom at the time. The SF Examiner is now a fast read tabloid and free.
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