It Was 30 Years Ago...uhhh...Last Year

I know, my Trivial Tuesday was about a year late, but it was still a fun little fact to look up.  Manuel guessed the first part correctly, May 3, 1978 was the date the first known "spam" e-mail was sent.  Contrary to popular belief, it was not advertising male enhancement pills or the pornographic web site (there were no photos or graphics on ARPAnet at the time).  This spam message was sent to most of the users of the ARPAnet on the West Coast and advertised the new DEC 2020 computer.  This message was not called "spam" since that term would not be used until March 31, 1993 to describe a USENET message.

Click Here to read about the DEC spam of 1978

Click Here to read the interview about the 25th and 30th Anniversaries of spam

I enjoy tech history, seeing where we came from technologically.  Next week, I will be looking at some of my favorite technology of the 1980's since I'm celebrating the the decade.  I won't spoil any of the surprises, but it should be fun to reminisce.  If you were born in the late 80's or early 90's, this will be an ancient history lesson.