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“Imagine, if you will, sitting down to your morning coffee, turning on your home computer to see the day’s newspaper. Well, it’s not as far-fetched as it may seem.” Video of a 1981 KRON report predicting the rise of news reporting on the internet. My eyes hurt just from watching the film, those screens – ouch! “We’re not in it to make money. We’re probably not going to lose a lot but we’re not going to make much, either”, he says. Well, new business models: The San Fransisco Examiner today runs a free (!) print version next to the free online paper. From techncrunch, seen on


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