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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Sending An Email In 1984

How to Simply Send an Email in 1984 (+Video) | March 17, 2016

[Blogger's note: Long before cable suppliers or WiFi vendors existed, many of us used computer bulletin boards available through dial-up modems that ran over your phone line. At creeping slowness, many connected to AOL and CompuServe which opened huge access to services and databases. Charges for connecting to dial-up services were by the minute.]
Database is an old British TV show, broadcasted in 1984, which explains how the networks work before the modern Internet, but also the futuristic concept of the email, which lets you send messages through the telephone lines thanks to a computer and a modem. Vintage overdose!

Using a dial-up modem to connect to an online service. Source:

<more at; related links and articles: (Ray Tomlinson, the creator of email, has died. March 7, 2016) and (The history of email) 

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