The Day E-Mail Was Invented

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Forty-one years ago today, a pair of computer scientists tried to send the world's first computer-to-computer message via the internet. The message was to be the word "log." Their connection crashed before they got to "g." [BoingBoing, CR4, image via]

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I hate it when the entire article is in the main page preview of it. I wanted to know so much more about this. How long did it take them to make it, what are the transmit and receive speeds, how much does that beast weigh, etc.? Now I have to go out and research it!