The People Of 1981 Predicted “Electronic Newspapers”

This 1981 local news report about “electronic newspapers” is going around today. They treat the idea that’s basically the internet like crazy woo-woo science fiction. Electronic newspapers are to the internet what horseless carriages were to the car:

Old news reports about the internet are always funny, but in a comforting way: no matter what happens in life, news reports about technology from five years ago or longer will always be a source of amusement. Though I was under the impression that “spiffy” has ALWAYS been an uncool word. (Via Waxy.)