TOP THAT: Antique Email (WAS RE: Dating the Internet (was Re: Funny Tech Writing))

Subject: TOP THAT: Antique Email (WAS RE: Dating the Internet (was Re: Funny Tech Writing))
From: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Mike McCallister" <workingwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:44:07 -0400

Bill Swallow said...

> I do have to say that I've had the same e-mail account (it's gone
> through some domain changes over the years but is the very same
> account) for over 9 years now. I wonder how long it takes for
> something like that to be considered an antique. ;-)

My father has you beat on that one, Bill--he and my mom first got an AOL
account in 1991, less than a year after I finished college. That account
was running under DOS and loaded on an IBM-XT Turbo clone that I had
used for college starting in 1988. They made one screen name/e-mail
address which they never changed or added to. My mom passed in 1998, but
my dad still has and still uses that same AOL e-mail address in
2006--now running on a PIII 800MHz system (still a hand-me-down... one
of my old computers).

I'm just curious--I know there have to be some domain/e-mail addresses
that have been in place continuously since before the early days of AOL
on DOS. But can anyone else on this list beat a 15 year old e-mail
address that's been in continuous and regular use since it was created?

My personal record is 8 years, for an e-mail account I held with an ISP
called "Netcom" from 1992 until 2000.

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