Hindsight bias is the devil. And although there are a couple of different generations that are regular users of the Internet, but at the same time old enough to remember the days before it even existed, no one could possible recall this, back in 1981:
It’s always intriguing to look back and witness the vision of the future from the people of the past. Not only does it take two hours to download the digital edition, but it also costs $5 an hour, while the paper edition in the street, at the time, only cost 20 cents! That is precisely the beauty of the Internet, the ability for each and every person to have a voice for free and say whatever he or she wants, for the entire world to view and share. Beautiful.