Casual Friday — an early peek at the internet

A nostalgic look at the future from 1981 — a TV news report about reading the news on your very own computer (non-Flash link here)!

Back in the days of acoustic couplers and $5/hour connect charges, it took over 2 hours and $10 to download just the text of a day’s newspaper. And our walk to school was uphill, both ways!

H/T: Mental Floss

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