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My demise as a Newspaper Photographer started at age of one!
Justin Kase Conder, Photographer
Washington D.C. | MD | USA | Posted: 1:15 PM on 01.29.09
->> Little did I know that the possibility of becoming a newspaper photographer was already on the decline, when I was all of one!

1981 KRON Story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WCTn4FljUQ&eurl=http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/01/29/you-need-to-see-this-video/&feature=player_embedded
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Kevin Leas, Photographer, Assistant
Rochester | NY | USA | Posted: 1:27 PM on 01.29.09
->> I wasn't even alive then!

Is it too late to send a Terminator back in time and have it give those guys the ol' Skynet treatment?
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Eric Canha, Photographer
Brockton | MA | United States | Posted: 1:36 PM on 01.29.09
->> ROTFLMAO!!!! David Cole was sitting at version 1 Radio Shack color computer and the other r/s beast was a Model I with expansion interface. Talk about feeling OLD, I owned both.

Two hours to d/l the text of the day's edition :)
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Bob Ford, Photographer
Lehighton | Pa | USA | Posted: 1:37 PM on 01.29.09
->> I found Dave Cole's comments interesting, "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."
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Sean D. Elliot, Photographer, Photo Editor
Norwich | CT | USA | Posted: 1:44 PM on 01.29.09
->> the piece is particularly interesting given how prescient it looks today. The reality is that newspapers have been in decline since the 50's or 60's, just in a way that was easily deniable until relatively recently.
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David Brooks, Photographer
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 1:55 PM on 01.29.09
->> Great find Justin! Funny thing is our newsroom still looks like that. I was in 1st grade and I think my dad had a Texas Instrument computer that ran on tape cassette. Things definitely have changed.
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 2:50 PM on 01.29.09
->> Sean,

It does go back to 1950. I created the original version of this graph in 1994.

http://www.loundy.org/commoncents/2006/cc_05-06.html

--Mark
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Sean D. Elliot, Photographer, Photo Editor
Norwich | CT | USA | Posted: 3:48 PM on 01.29.09
->> Thanks Mark. I think I may have been citing your graph from distant memory without remembering to whom I should give credit.
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Ian Halperin, Photographer
Plano(Dallas) | TX | USA | Posted: 4:04 PM on 01.29.09
->> Gotta love "of the estimated 2 to 3,000 home computer owners in the Bay Area...."

And they became the heart of the tech revolution.
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer
Durham | NC | USA | Posted: 4:11 PM on 01.29.09
->> the best line was near the end...."this guy doesn't have to worry about losing his job anytime soon"
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Phil Hawkins, Photographer
Fresno | ca | usa | Posted: 5:26 PM on 01.29.09
->> Go to that link on YouTube and there's a few other antique internet snippets; Compuserve is one, from 1991... show this to your kids and watch them laugh!
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Jody Gomez, Photographer
Murrieta | CA | USA | Posted: 10:12 PM on 01.29.09
->> Ha Ha - the "two hours to download" comment reminded me of when I used to work at Xerox in 1985 selling toner and paper - we had a dos-based system and used those same keyboards. We spent countless minutes per phone call waiting for the "X - Clock" as we called it to transmit the data back to us in S. Cal from Rochester, NY. Whenever there was bad weather, it took forever.

Great find Justin!

Jody
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