Ahold division Peapod delivers two decades of e-grocery service
An old video clip recently surfaced on YouTube showing Thomas Parkinson, a co-founder of Peapod.com, demonstrating the capabilities of the nascent Internet grocer. The clip came from an instructional videotape distributed to Peapod's new customers in 1993. At the time, Peapod was software installed onto a user's hard drive via diskette. In the video, a young Parkinson, seated before a chunky IBM desktop, reminds users that anyone can use the service, provided they have a 2,400-baud modem, ...
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