“Imagine if you will, begins the newscaster, sitting down to your morning coffee, turning on your home computer to read the morning’s newspaper. Well it is not as far fetched as it may seem”. In this great clip from 1981 you are briefly transported back in time to see how the future of journalism was perceived.
Watching this clip, which I found on Conversationblog, is a way to remind ourselves how far the ‘information revolution’ has changed our media consumption habits. I was actually sitting at my computer with my morning coffee as I watched this, feeling that reality has taken us much further than the 1981 reporters had imagined.The end of the report makes the whole concept sound far too expensive and declared the future of printed papers safe. Would they still feel this way now?