Back in 1981, this newscast showed us an amazing new technology: Newspapers online! The newscaster chuckles that it can't really compete with print. And the editors say they'll never make money on it.
And hindsight is 20-20.
Please post more interesting "news" stories like this. Such as how a 1898 car can't compete with a same-period train. Or how a newly-invented victorian electric lightbulb can't compete with a fully-integrated gas-lighting system. And then we can all laugh some more.
So glad they were wrong, cos now instead of reading newspapers, we can read quality journalism like this.