People think the internet was invented in the early 1990s because this is when many of us gave up making prank calls in favor of creating fake AOL instant messenger avatars to chat weird middle aged men in Colorado. (Or maybe that was just me and my friends).
In fact, the technology was around well before then. Recent emails from famous people – as far back as the 1700s! – have just been discovered. If you can believe it, Mozart, Gandhi, Stalin, and F. Scott Fitzgerald all communicated daily via email like us office drones.
Somehow, I have exclusive access to these emails, which, today for the first time, I will relinquish to bring them to you, the people. After all, the people have a right to know. Here’s the first unearthed communication, from Gandhi.
From: Gandhi, Mahatma <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 1894 11:08 AM
To: Tolstoy, Lev <email@example.com>
Subject: HOLY SHIT
Just read “The Story of My Experiments with Truth” and wow, just WOW. Can I get like 100 copies?! Kidding….kind of. But seriously. Mind blown.
visit me online at www.geocities.com/gandhi
“Be the change you wish to see.”