26 Aug
Predicting the end of an industry in 1981


Hard to imagine this is from 1981. David Cole of the San Francisco Examiner must feel like Nostradamus when watching this on his iPhone, patiently waiting in line to pick up his unemployment check. “We’re not in it to make money – we’re probably not going to lose a lot, but we aren’t going to make much either…” You have no idea, my friend, how right you are. Except for that part about not losing much money, you’re a little off on that one.

And the part about the newspaper vendor not being worried about losing his job just seems like a giant cosmic dickslap right about now. “Engineers predict there will come a day when we get all our newspapers and magazines by home computer.” Yes indeed…

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  1. Mindi Crimes says:

    Can not believe Yahoo thinks this is news!

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