Robert Reinhold reporting for the New York Times on a National Science Foundation report from 1982, even then the coming technology was known to represent a massive change for publishers:

“Videotex systems create opportunities for individuals to exercise much greater choice over the information available to them,” the researchers wrote. “Individuals may be able to use videotex systems to create their own newspapers, design their own curricula, compile their own consumer guides.

Fast forward almost 30 years and publishers are only just now realizing what was reported, by a newspaper no less.


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