Washington Post now delivers to your home computer!

Artist Penelope Umbrico, a sister-in-law of Post Managing Editor John Temple, dug this up in her research in Washington. Computer news: 31 years young.

In 1981, this ad heralded the Post’s “new ‘electronic’ information system.”

Washington Post UX Director Yuri Victor notes, “I like that you have to mail in your information to get more information.”

Bethonie Butler is a producer and a reporter on The Post’s engagement team. She oversees online comments and has also contributed to The Style Blog and She The People.
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Bethonie Butler · October 8, 2012