Love on a disc


Article originally appeared in Wired 03.05, May 1995

Oh, Adam...

In 1995, CD-ROMs were the big thing in media - you could pack a whopping 640MB into those babies! So, of course, the industry of sweet sweet love got into the game, and made this beauty: A dating CD-ROM.

Unsurprisingly, it didn't go down well with the Wired reporter: "What's the attraction of tinny audios and jerky videos of men located all across America?"

Well, even though we've come a long way, baby, it's not like todays web doesn't have its own weird attempts at hooking people up - like ChatRoulette - Here's a TechCrunch review worth a funny read.

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