Thursday, January 29, 2009


Anybody else out there "experienced" enough to remember the heydey of CompuServe? CompuServe was the first major online service in the United States, and it dominated that market in the 1980's. I don't remember my exact CompuServe login ID, but I do remember it was a series of 9 numeric digits in the form 99999,9999. The email address was

Anyway, I thought about this yesterday when this image was posted on Digg. It's a 1983 print ad from BYTE magazine (remember them?). I love the "we call it Email™" line in the ad. I wonder if they still have the trademark on "Email"....

Yes, CompuServe is still out there, now a division of AOL.

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