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Entry no.: 418

27 Jan 2008, 11:16 AM

Comments: 5

Internet E-mail love

The first e-mail: 27 February 1997, Cristian -Kit- Paul, Bucharest, 2008.

The first received e-mail stored in my trusty (yet exceptionally ugly) Eudora archives dates back to 27 February 1997. That was (almost) 11 years ago.

My previous e-mails—from 1995 to 1997—are lost. Don't worry, I had 11 years to get over it. Anyway; people, names, dates—having a BIG searchable archive proves to be very useful sometimes.

Internet. Just to put things in perspective: in 1997 Yahoo was still nursing its post-IPO hangover. Google was not incorporated yet. Hell, the internet domain google.com was still free! Yeah, I know.

Questions: How old is the oldest e-mail message stored on your computer? Do you intend to keep the mails you've got today until—say—2019, 11 years from now? Answer on your blogs.

Comments

Reply no.: 1

31 Jan 2008, 7:45 AM

"My oldest email" at Mitch Cohen:

I ran across an interesting post regarding the font used in Woody Allen’s film titles. I briefly perused the blogger’s site, where he asked folks to post (on their own blog) the answer to the question: How old is the oldest e-mail message ...

Read more in My oldest email »

Reply no.: 2

2 Feb 2008, 12:10 AM

Liza Cowan:

This is now officially my favorite blog. Thank you thank you. I love your passion for design, your photographs, the depth of your anaylsis. And your English is superb. How nice it would be if most people in the United States wrote as well as you do. Alas, they do not.

Reply no.: 3

2 Feb 2008, 12:34 AM

Kit:

Liza, your kind words are overwhelming.

I learned English by watching American movies and listening British rock tape-cassettes (Pink Floyd, mainly). Not very academic. Long story short—I know my grammar is terrible. :)

Reply no.: 4

2 Mar 2008, 2:55 PM

Sala:

Storing old emails, this is indeed original; nobody was aware that this could be worthy over years (let's say like old car-toys, procelain dolls etc). But your design concepts are indeed nice: I would like to have your talent and patience. If you would publish from time to time advises (if there is not about "trade secrets") I would be grateful. Good luck!

Reply no.: 5

3 Mar 2008, 8:41 PM

Kit:

Advices abound on the internet, Sala: everybody has at least one to offer. I doubt that mine are missed. :)

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