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Throwback Thursday: The First Email

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Mar 12, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

What do you think the first email message was?

"Did you get this message?" That would have been my guess.

Throwback Thursday: The First Email
However, Ray Tomlinson, who is credited with creating email in 1971, doesn't remember what he wrote. He was just experimenting with different techniques to send text and wrote quick messages to himself to see if his programming worked. He's quoted as saying, "the test messages were entirely forgettable and I have, therefore, forgotten them."

Whatever the message was, he single-handedly changed the way people communicate with each other. Today, it's estimated that 122,500,453,020 emails are sent every hour.

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