Well, none of our readers have to imagine that scenario. They do it everyday.
Back in 1981, however, the concept of online media seemed
far-fetched. Regardless, two local San Fransisco papers, The Examiner
and Chronicle, wanted to make it happen.
Under their system, editors programmed content into an online
database. Then, when readers called a phone number (linked to Columbus,
Ohio), the news would appear on their televisions — with the exception
of pictures, ads, and comics. The screen looked like this:
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