Quirk’s looks back: ‘online’ news in the 1980s

This October, Quirk’s Marketing Research Review will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The October issue will not only focus on where research is headed but also take look back at marketing research over the past 25 years.

While researching the state of the world back in the ’80s, we came across this news story which predicted the future of publishing. Long before anyone had heard of the Internet, early home computer users could read their morning newspapers online … sort of. In a sense it was 30 years ahead of its time but compared to how we get our news online today, it’s hard not to laugh!

Our October issue is sure to be full of little oddities like this that will bring researchers back to their beginnings. If you’re not already a subscriber, it’s not too late to register online and receive our anniversary edition.

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One Response to Quirk’s looks back: ‘online’ news in the 1980s

  1. Tom Thompson says:

    Love the line “…of the estimated 2 – 3,000 home computer users in the Bay Area…..”

    I do remember those days, though!