The Charlotte Observer has the story:
Steve Snow, a former journalist who helped bring Charlotte into the Internet age, died suddenly in Asheville on Saturday. He was 60.
Snow was known in the Charlotte region for almost 19 years as a columnist, reporter and editor with The Charlotte News and The Charlotte Observer, starting in 1976. In 1994, he left journalism to launch Charlotte’s Web, a community computer network that offered Internet access to low-income families and others who didn’t have home computers then.
“There are so many things you can do with this technology,” Snow told syndicated columnist Neal Peirce in 1995. “This should be a real energizing force for neighborhood, economic, civic development. It’s a powerful new medium just in its infancy.”
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