What was the internet like in 1981? This news report from back then tries to explain exactly what the internet was, and what it could be used for by an average person. The best part is everyone talking about its potential, and the small, non-existent profit that it would generate. Add in that a newspaper would take 2 hours to move from a server to a computer and you’ve got yourself a blast from the past.
It’s pretty amazing how quickly things change over a couple of decades.