This clip first aired on the Thames TV computer program Database back in 1984. In this clip, Database host Tony Bastable demonstrates the art of emailing and how to send email — 1980s style — when overseas and WOW did it seem like a complicated. That’s a ton of work, couldn’t he just call and leave a message?
I could listen to Bastable say words all day. Words like “modem” and “telecommunications.” It’s like a completely different language in 1984. MO-DEM. MO-JEM. MOWD-JEM.
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