In case you weren't aware, email humbly began as some sort of paranormal force whose sole objective was to materialize out of thin air and terrify middle-aged businessmen.

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BB Gadgets posted this Honeywell ad for email, which seems to be from 1977 or thereabouts. Seeing the type of damage email was doing back then, I can understand why it took another 25 years to attract a mainstream following. Enlisting the services of that friendly, nonthreatening AOL man was a much better marketing strategy. [Boing Boing Gadgets]