February 11, 2013 at 11:24 am

Why Spotify Didn’t Exist in the ’80s

Squirrel-Monkey — a “hobby project” from actress Kinna McInroe (Office Space) and Jo Luijten (they’re a couple) — specializes in creating faux-vintage digital versions of today’s technologies as if they had existed in the past. Examples include Windows 8 as DOS, Skype in the ’80s, and Pinterest in the ’90s.

Below, they tackle another question: What if Spotify had existed in the ’80s?

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(via Daniel Ek)

  • Chris Cooke

    If only AOL predecessor Control Video Corporation had found a visionary at Warner Bros in 1982 this could have been real history…

    “AOL began as a short-lived venture called Control Video Corporation (or CVC), founded by Bill von Meister. Its sole product was an online service called GameLine for the Atari 2600 video game console after von Meister’s idea of buying music on demand was rejected by Warner Brothers”.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aol citing ‘Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner’

  • http://superecproduction.com/ Superec

    DOS versions of new software. Really funny, but if they actually managed to do this in the 80′s right now we would have flying cars with Spotify as a free service.