[mailhist-discuss] FW: SIGCIS in Boston Magazine profile of "email inventor"

WJCarpenter bill-emailhistory at carpenter.org
Mon Jun 4 11:16:27 PDT 2012


On 6/4/2012 7:48 AM, Terry Gray wrote:
> I agree that the async nature of email is an important element to 
> include, in order to distinguish it from chat or synchronous 
> conferencing, e.g. BBN's PLANET system of the mid-70s.

The term that used to be in vogue for the delivery model was "store and 
forward". It was easier to understand that term in the days when it was 
routine for email to take a while to actually arrive in the reader's 
mailbox.



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