Early Report of the First Online Newspaper

Channel 4 KRON in San Francisco reports on the first use of the Internet by newspapers.

Eight newspapers are in the network.

Watch the video and see how much has changed since 1981 (modems, rotary dial phones, computers, keyboards, hairstyles, fashion, etc.)

Engineers now predict the day will come when we get all our newspapers and magazines by the home computer, but that's a few years off. It takes over 2 hours to receive the entire text of the newspaper over the phone, and with an hourly use charge of $5, the new telenewspaper won't be much competition for the 20 cent street edition”

— KRON Reporter