A tour of online shopping in 1984


I recall installing some DOS program in the late 80’s that let me shop for electronics at ~9600 baud… Don’t recall the company, though.

Maybe Sears and Prodigy? I know they had such an app

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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