Printle: A Wordle puzzle for Printers
Started by Dave Hughes, February 11, 2014, 10:37:26 AM
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QuoteThis 1981 KRON-TV news report covers the San Francisco Examiner's early attempts to deliver an online version of its news. In the report, we hear how this is the first step in newspapers' content being delivered by computers. An enthusiastic engineer predicts that one day we will get all our news – and other information – this way. With no broadband, users had to wait for two hours to get the newspaper's content to their computer over the phone
QuoteSays Tom Watson: This was the first "laptop" I ever used - a Port-a-Bubble. The sports department at the old Westchester-Rockland newspapers would give them out to reporters to cover games. They only had about five of them, so it had to be a pretty big game - otherwise, you called the story into the desk, "writing" it from your notes over the phone to a copy editor. This gizmo worked by plugging a pay-phone handset into the top to transmit the text (very slowly). And it weighed about 30 pounds, minimum. The screen had only a line or two of displayed text as you wrote - similar to a linotype machine (I wrote a few stories on those back in the day, too). Ah, technology.