The Source (Source Telecomputing Corporation) was an early online service, one of the first such services to be oriented toward and available to the general public. The Source described itself as follows:

It's not hardware. It's not software. But it can take your personal computer anywhere in the world.

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The Source
Native name
Source Telecomputing Corporation
TypePrivate
IndustryOnline Services
Founded1978
FounderBill von Meister
Defunct1989
FateAcquired by CompuServe
Headquarters
1616 Anderson Road, McLean, Virginia 22102.
Area served
USA
ParentCompuServe
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Originally, accounts on The Source were sold via retail packages which included manuals along with access information.

The Source was in operation from 1978 to 1989, when it was purchased by rival CompuServe and discontinued sometime thereafter. The Source's headquarters were located at 1616 Anderson Road, McLean, Virginia 22102.