Tales of Ancient E-Mail

Jim Battle frustum at pacbell.net
Tue Nov 7 14:07:43 CST 2006


Chuck Guzis wrote:
...
> Who knows, perhaps there was a similar setup in the days of 
> telegraphy?  Didn't Edison work on a printing telegraph?

I don't know, but he was a late-comer if he did.  The first granted fax 
for a patent was 1843:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Bain_(inventor)

Quite a guy.





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