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​How to Send an Email in 1984

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#1 The Professor

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 02:42 AM



We love to complain about the amount of email we receive, and maybe the problem is that it’s just too easy to send an email now—a few taps on a smartphone is all it takes. But back in 1984, it required some serious dedication.


This local TV relic from the UK shows just how much more complicated it was to send an email thirty-two years ago, using the Prestel system.



From Motherboard:

How to Send an Email in 1984

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#2 Lost Dragon

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 09:08 AM

:-)) Still faster than PSN...

#3 Rowsdower70


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 09:21 AM

Hah!  I remember this clip! 

There's a really good, VERY LONG documentary about BBS floating around on the internet too.  

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