[ih] Any suggestions for first uses of "e-mail" or "email"?

Dave Crocker dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Tue Aug 11 07:15:45 PDT 2015

On 8/10/2015 5:56 PM, Bill Ricker wrote:
>  "Electronic Mail is a term that's been bandied about data processing
> circles for years."
> ​​http://boingboing.net/2014/08/10/why-i-hate-email.html
> ​for which he cited as source a page only available now as
> https://web.archive.org/web/20140305112636/http://www.retronaut.com/2014/02/heck-electronic-mail/
> ​which slugs it as «1977: “What the Heck is Electronic Mail?”»​

The retraunaut.com citation didn't produce anything other than a repeat
of the title.  However a search for the slug did produce:

     What The Heck is Electronic Mail? Asks Ad From 1977

Which shows a copy of an ad.  The ad starts with the text:

     "Electronic mail is a term that's been bandied about data
processing circules for years."

Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

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