1981 Sees Future of Internet News: "Copy and Save Anything" Imagine sitting down at a computer to read your newspaper? CitizenSugar found this hilarious 1981 evening newscast that did. They saw the future of newspapers but weren't too scared! "It takes over two hours to receive the entire text of the newspaper over the phone, and with an hourly use charge of $5, the new telepaper (ed. telepaper?) won't be much competition for the 20 cent street edition," the anchorwoman smugly said.