Looking back on The Source, the first online "information utility," through teletype transcripts


While working on a project to refurbish a 1970s teletype machine, Ars Technica writer, Cameron Kaiser, unearthed a manual and a cache of teletype printouts from The Source, the online service that predated Prodigy, Delphi, and QuantumLink.





The discover created a nostalgic gateway into the emerging online world of 1979:





TCA launched The Source at COMDEX in June 1979.

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