[mailhist-discuss] Segments of email history
dhc at dcrocker.net
Thu May 31 08:01:04 PDT 2012
On 5/28/2012 1:13 AM, Jack Haverty wrote:
> As a candidate "event with downstream influence", I suggest the ICCC
> '72 - International Conference on Computer Communication, held October
> 24-26, 1972 at the Washington Hilton.
Hmmm. Your reference to demonstrations of single-machine email accessed
via telnet notwithstanding, I'm hard-pressed to see the '72 Arpanet
Coming Out Party as a milestone for this sort of email history list per se.
What do the rest of you think?
ry first scenario in the booklet is how to send mail to another
Oh. I don't remember seeing that, though I was one of the floorwalkers,
there. (I don't even remember seeing the booklet.)
> "How do I send a message to the guy sitting next to me in
> the ballroom?
Actually, that's how I met Doug Engelbart. Using the Tenex Talk (or was
it Link?) mechanisms. 1970s instant messaging.
I was in the demo room (basement of the DC Hilton) and needed to ask an
SRI-ARC person a question and he was the only one logged in. Via the
link I apologized for bothering him and he kept asking me where I was,
after I kept telling him I was in the demo room for the Arpanet show.
He finally asked me where in the room. He was about 20 feet away...
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