I was in college and remember a conversation with a friend where we were both really impressed that the college created this new “Yahoo” site that we had access to from school computers. Turns out my college IT team was not quite as innovative as I thought, and I was really out on the Internet. I figured it out after a couple weeks– must have been around 1995. Prior to that, we used Gopher at school which seemed pretty useful at the time, but would be pretty funny now.
First exposure to email was when I arrived on campus at college in 1993. My school (Dartmouth in New Hampshire) supposedly had the first on campus email and everyone called email “Blitzmail” so we would send each other “Blitzes.” People would run into each other at parties and say “Blitz me.” I’m really glad that name is dead.
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