Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Buck Rogers Foresees E-Mail

Here we have a Dick Calkins BUCK ROGERS daily from 1929 which actually predicts the advent of an e-mail system some 60 years or so before it become commonplace. In this case, the "radio writer" (who knew from computers in '29?) would seem to duplicate a message as written by one person and broadcast it to another location via a private closed circuit. The recipient's machine then has a device attached which literally writes out the message. Ol' Buck would undoubtedly feel very at home in our real life 21st century (but he'd wonder where the flying packs were!)

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