RE: TOP THAT: Antique Email

Subject: RE: TOP THAT: Antique Email
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: "Martinek, Carla" <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 21:45:03 -0500

I started with a CompuServe and The Source accounts, picked up AOL when it first showed up, probably around 1989 or so. I remember I was excited about Prodigy, and got an account when they started. Then because I was only on a 300 Baud modem and the Prodigy graphics were so abysmal, AOL's graphic interface was light years ahead of them, I dropped the Prodigy account. I didn't like waiting for 3 minutes while it painted one line of the screen graphic at a time.

Then in 1993 or 1994, I got an account with a local ISP. An all text interface, and I selected emacs as my online text processor. Yeah, it got better real fast after that. Switched to a larger, more stable ISP a year later, and am still with that one. Funny thing was, I didn't use email too much until the WWW got really going.


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