Let’s travel back in time to 1981, when it took over two hours to receive the newspaper “over the phone,” and the $5 “tele-paper” was regarded as “not much competition” for the 20-cent print edition:
“This is an experiment,” says David Cole of the San Francisco Examiner. “We’re not in it to make money. We’re probably not going to lose money, but we aren’t going to make much either.”
28 years later: still an experiment.