The History Of Email

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The History of Email Email is the biggest evolutionary advance in communication in modern history. Ever since the internet first started, the way we communicate with each other changed. Instead of sitting down and writing a letter with pen and paper, we type it on the computer and send it via the internet and the receiver sees it when they sign online. Instead of calling someone on the phone, we can talk to them directly online via instant messaging, as if we were on the phone. But there are problems with emailing and instant messaging such as junk email and kids using the shortcuts they use online in their school papers. The internet started 30 years ago as a tool for the U.S. military as a way to communicate if there was a nuclear attack. Now you can do just about anything online, find answers to any questions you might have about a certain topic, purchase goods, and even communicate. "Email is convenient, saves time, brings us closer to one another, and helps us manage our ever-more-complex lives." Leonard, A. (2000). We've Got Mail-Always (Pg.240, 4). In L. Behrens and L. J. Rosen Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum (9th Ed), 2005 (Pg. 240-244). Email is much more popular than traditional mail, and is seems that the only traditional mail you get are bills. But you can pay those bills online. Another popular aspect of online communication is instant messaging, being able to talk directly to your friends online as if you were talking on the phone. Emails have been dominating in the communication methods that are available. Traditional mailing of physical documents is no longer practiced with big organization. Every business mailing is going Electronic. Electronic mails use the WWW to transfer messages, documents a... ... middle of paper ... ...opened up face to face direct communication from different parts of the world thanks to the helps of video conferencing. Technology is changing everyday and we have more to come and more to see and more to learn. References Behrens, L. and Rosen, L. J. (2005) . Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum (9th Ed): Addison-Wesley. Pg. 240-244. Lee, J. (2002, September 19). I Think, Therefore IM. New York Times. Pg. 1. Leonard, A. (1999, September 20). We've Got Mail-Always. Newsweek 240, 4. Benefits of email and internet. (n.d). Retrieved on July 20, 2006 from http://www.businesslink.gov Secure Business Email Messages. (2004). Retrieved July 20, 2006 from http://www.perimeterusa.com/sitemap/secure-encrypted-business- email.htm Safe procedures for email. (2000). Retrieved on July 20, 2006 from http://www.tinhat.com/email/safe_procedures.html

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