1981 News Report – The Internet

“Imagine if you will sitting down to your morning coffee, turning on your home computer to read the days newspaper. Well, it’s not as far fetched as it may seem”

“We’re not in it to make money, we’re probably not going to lose a lot, but we aren’t going to make much either”

David Cole – San Francisco Examiner

The San Francisco Examiner - 1981 Online Edition
The San Francisco Examiner – 1981 Online Edition

In 1981 they estimated there were two to three thousand home computer owners in the San Francisco Bay Area. The paper placed ads in their paper about their new online newspaper and had at least 500 people respond for access.

Dialling up the newspaper
Mr Halloran dials up the internet and then waits for 2 hours while the paper downloads.

Wow how times have changed.

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Derek has worked in the Sales & Marketing Consulting and CRM industries for over 17 years. He's consulted to companies here and overseas helping them develop processes to support their lead generation, marketing and sales businesses. He sees CRM as an enabler and not a solution by and of itself. Implemented with users in mind and a clear view of defined processes, companies can derive great value from their CRM.

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