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