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Promoting Spaceship Earth, 1982

Making the rounds on Twitter last weekend was this remarkable video, made by the Bell System in 1982 to promote their sponsorship of Spaceship Earth at the newly-opened EPCOT Center. The “Chronicle News Update” contains a chat with AT&T president William Ellinghaus, who presided over the pavilion’s opening ceremony, as well as Disney CEO Card [...]

Your Very Own WorldKey

For many a young techie in the early 1980s, one of the many highlights of visiting EPCOT Center was getting to use the WorldKey Information System. Developed by the Bell Labs in concert with Disney, the WorldKey was an interactive guidebook to the park, which guests could access from kiosks in both Future World and [...]