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Database 1984 – How to send an ‘Email’

October 1, 2016
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How to send an email 1980’s style. Electronic message writing down the phone line. First shown on Thames TV’s computer programme ‘Database’ in 1984 (Broadcast¬†07/06/1984)

Electronic mail is a method of exchanging digital messages between computer users; Email first entered substantial use in the 1960s and by the 1970s had taken the form now recognised as email. Email operates across computer networks, which in the 2010s is primarily the Internet. Some early email systems required the author and the recipient to both be online at the same time, in common with instant messaging.

 

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