In an NPR report from 1984, a revelation: There are people who do not like to go shopping and some of them might enjoy buying things from the comfort of their own home with the help of a computer. I know. It's crazy. Bonuses: Description of a kludged-together, TV-based system that "will eventually be replaced by a home computer" and an early version of the audio editing and production style now famous from its use on Radiolab.

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  1. PrestonSturges

    There was also an early episode of "This American Life" about two people that had actually met through on-line dating, and the episode had a painstaking explanation of how that worked.

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