When one of the most beautiful things known to you is your passion for creativity those accessible avenues to that start to pop up all over the place.
Most noticeable is when the tools you need to do that activity simply "arrive." Some you use right away. Others you adapt. More may just not feel right to use today. Copy the URL and save the idea.
Here, Susan Lewis shares a 1971 experiment that shaped the world of email as we know it today. Then takes you into a really short time-line
Mail box was still spoken about into the 1990's. Mail box was a computer program that went all the way back to 1965. One computer spoke to another computer in the same computer.
1969 saw a project that set up computers in one department.. The purpose was to connect that network of computers. together.
Next, 1971 that really useful, nearly instantaneous 'talk between computers' was about to take the world by storm. That is once they could send a electronic mail to a receiver on the outside of the network.
By the time this happened Ray Tomlinson had both invented, then further developed electronic mail. He also found there was a loophole within contracts. No-one wanted what he had found. Minds that were so preoccupied and one tracked missed out on the biggest piece of the pie ever.
The mind that saw the possibilities, did the work, followed everything through, stamped everything with a "@". Thus the journey into the virtual world had begun before Susan Lewis had even left primary school.
In today's world that "@" is found in use on the URL's of mail addresses, return to sender emails, private, personal, and business.