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    Re: A little game

    a-HA!

    The first computers which sent email, 1971!

    http://openmap.bbn.com/~tomlinso/ray/ka10.html

    BBNA and BBNB, both PDP-10s - one with 64K ram, the other with 48K.

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    Re: A little game

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    a-HA!

    The first computers which sent email, 1971!

    http://openmap.bbn.com/~tomlinso/ray/ka10.html

    BBNA and BBNB, both PDP-10s - one with 64K ram, the other with 48K.

    Yikes, remember we when could run whole corporations on 64K ram?
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    Re: A little game

    I’m still waiting for answer to my #11 post.
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    Re: A little game

    I dont feel like a complete idiot - I had them pegged as PDP machines - the article indicated KA10/PDP10 varients. I was chasing more of a C/Unix train of thought though.....

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    Re: A little game

    Ah it appears my #11 post was right. Do you want the routing numbers for my bank so you can send the cash prize?
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    Re: A little game

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    Ah it appears my #11 post was right. Do you want the routing numbers for my bank so you can send the cash prize?

    Yep, somehow I missed that reply. Sorry Tom, you were beat!
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    Re: A little game

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    Yep, somehow I missed that reply. Sorry Tom, you were beat!
    No worries Tom... I will split my winnings with you.
    Here's your half

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    Re: A little game

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    Yep, somehow I missed that reply. Sorry Tom, you were beat!
    Too late. The bitcoin has already arrived in my numbered account in the Farmers and Swineherds Bank of Kyrgyzstan.

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    Re: A little game

    "First email" is too strong; it was actually "first network email". Many people were already using various forms of email, but only on a single multi-user system. (MIT had "MAIL" back in 1965 and they weren't the first either.) Ray Tomlinson is credited with being the first to send it across ARPANET (which was the predecessor to the Internet). He's also credited with hitting on using '@' to separate the username from the server name.

    But he actually started with existing programs "SENDMSG", "READMAIL" and "CPYNET", so the email part of it was already working. He just combined email with the network.

    https://history-computer.com/Interne...Tomlinson.html
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    Re: A little game

    Quote Originally Posted by TR3driver View Post
    "First email" is too strong; it was actually "first network email". Many people were already using various forms of email, but only on a single multi-user system. (MIT had "MAIL" back in 1965 and they weren't the first either.) Ray Tomlinson is credited with being the first to send it across ARPANET (which was the predecessor to the Internet). He's also credited with hitting on using '@' to separate the username from the server name.

    But he actually started with existing programs "SENDMSG", "READMAIL" and "CPYNET", so the email part of it was already working. He just combined email with the network.

    https://history-computer.com/Interne...Tomlinson.html
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    Re: A little game

    "... first email across a network ..."
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    Re: A little game

    Quote Originally Posted by TR3driver View Post
    "... first email across a network ..."
    Of course it was across a network.
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    Re: A little game

    But email existed before the network, many others sent email before Ray did. So he wasn't the first to send email; only the first to send it across a network.

    It's like Roger Bannister; he wasn't the first man to run a mile; only the first to do it in under 4 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TR3driver View Post
    But email existed before the network, many others sent email before Ray did. So he wasn't the first to send email; only the first to send it across a network.

    It's like Roger Bannister; he wasn't the first man to run a mile; only the first to do it in under 4 minutes.
    Ok. You win. Game Over. Sheesh.
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    Re: A little game

    OK - what's a PDP machine? My initials.

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    Re: A little game

    Quote Originally Posted by TR3driver View Post
    "First email" is too strong; it was actually "first network email". Many people were already using various forms of email, but only on a single multi-user system. (MIT had "MAIL" back in 1965 and they weren't the first either.) Ray Tomlinson is credited with being the first to send it across ARPANET (which was the predecessor to the Internet). He's also credited with hitting on using '@' to separate the username from the server name.

    But he actually started with existing programs "SENDMSG", "READMAIL" and "CPYNET", so the email part of it was already working. He just combined email with the network.

    https://history-computer.com/Interne...Tomlinson.html
    That's why I was thinking it was at MIT. When Eliot said email I thought that it'd be the MIT mail system.
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    Bas, fun game we need to have another round.
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