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Email anno 1984

Emailing anno 1984 when over seas. Posted by hagr.

The way you would check your emails from a train/your hotel room back in 1984.

Featuring a fancy modem and a Tandy TRS-80 Model 100:

('Database's' Tony Bastable demonstrates the art of emailing 1980's style when over seas. First shown on Thames TV in 07/06/1984.)

As a happy coincident, there was a post in r/CyberDeck about a reporter who used a TR-80 back in the day writing about the Tandy TR-80 Model 100 (typed on a TR-80 Model 100): This TRS-80

A great read, however, contrary to a statement in the article, this model was definitely not the first portable computer, nor the first laptop/notebook computer. (The first one of this form factor was the Epson HX-20.)

Published on Thu 20th May 2021. Featured in KBD #27 (source).


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