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" I think that computers today allow us one last opportunity to provide something like a level playingfield in America."
- William Gibson

Open-Air Moving Picture Shows  
  Public news outlets  

Basically, this is like CNN on big screens at airports.

On the way home we stopped at one of the open-air moving picture shows, and saw two or three dramatized versions of public affairs. Ingenious mechanism synchronized the movements of the figures upon the screen, which were in stereoscopic relief, with speeches made through the telephone funnels. These, David said, took the place of newspapers when the socialized State destroyed the printed news-sheet by the simple process of killing the advertising.
From The Messiah of the Cylinder, by Victor Rousseau.
Published by AC McClurg & Co. in 1917
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This is a scarily accurate prediction of what happens when the advertising that supports newspapers is taken away.

Compare to the telescreen from George Orwell's 1984.

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