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How we ended up answering our mail through a video screen

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We have to wonder if there's a dartboard at the U.S. Postal Service with a picture of Ray Tomlinson on it.

Tomlinson is the guy who, while working on ARPANET, a forerunner of the Internet, created some communication software. That was the template for what we now call email.

Tom Anderson relates this history and more in a course he teaches for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University.

The class starts on January 3rd, but we pick Tom's brain in advance about details and tips to a safer travels in emails.

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