Good golly. I remember the first time I sent an e-mail. It was the 1980s, those days of green screens and printers the size of refrigerators. It was a great time to be a computer hobbyist and frankly, a lousy time to try to be productive with a computer.
In case you weren’t tech-savvy back then (or weren’t alive back then) here’s a recently-unearthed video segment showing the pain and suffering we all went through just to get online and then send a quick message. Seriously, sending snail mail was slower, but not much. Oh. My. Gosh.
Warning – you’ll hear the reporter say “mo-dem” with a funny accent, enough times that it will get on your nerves.