The way we were: history of email + world’s first (hilarious) tech call
“It seems only yesterday.” Well, not quite. Email goes back quite a way (as the infographic shows)!
Here’s an exercise when you have nothing better to do: work out the average number of emails you send each day, and multiply it by the number of days since you first became an internet user.
And, for laughs, just think about to how clueless we may have felt when we started online. And how much help we perhaps needed, as illustrated by Norwegian TV’s ‘The First Tech Support Call’. This is the best version (downloadable from YouTube) which includes the final punchline:
If you are a newcomer to the Web, or want to help someone who is, check the BBC’s Getting online one click at a time free e-book, available on our free book page.
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