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The First Email System -- History of Email (Part 3)

Robert Field | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology
Robert Field

What we know today as "email" is a really a system -- a system of interlocking parts, each of which is essential for ordinary people to communicate effectively with one or many others. As a part of the Huffington Post's History of Email Series, this post provides details on the first email system created at UMDNJ in 1978.

WATCH: Email Inventor Shiva Ayyadurai On Dating Fran Drescher

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In August 1982, the U.S. government accepted a patent for an electronic intra-office messaging system called "email" from then-teenager V.A. Shiva Ayy...

You and Me: We All Create Abundance Every Day

Donna Labermeier | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

How can we all be more aware of and transform the kind of abundance we are creating each day? The answer: Love yourself, be open to the power of possibility, live and let live, be supportive but not enabling, and make a concerted effort to be the change you wish to see.

Before You Hit 'Send': 5 Tips For Thoughtful Communication

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Too often we write an email or send a text without double-checking the content or being mindful of the tone of the message. We have no idea how that message will get interpreted. Once you hit the "send" button, it's kind of too late.

The Invention of Email - History of Email (Part 2)

Leslie P. Michelson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Leslie P. Michelson

In 1978, a passionate 14-year-old boy did what ARPANET experts thought was impossible.

The Boy Who Invented Email -- History of Email (Part 1)

Larry Weber | Posted 08.29.2014 | Technology
Larry Weber

In 1978, a 14-year-old boy invented email. He created a computer program, which he called "email," that replicated all the functions of the interoffice mail system: Inbox, Outbox, Folders, Memo, Attachments, Address Book, etc., the now familiar parts of every email system.

Yagana Shah

Internet Use May Protect Your Brain Against Aging

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty

Turns out, your smartphone isn't so bad for you after all. In fact, it may help protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline. Brazilian...

This Man Has The Solution To Our Email Overload Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Even though many of our jobs require connecting with clients and coworkers via email throughout the day, that constantly-flooded inbox often does more...

How to Conquer 'Inboxitis' (and Enjoy the Rest of Summer)

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

I was finding myself preoccupied with checking my phone at all hours of the waking day. Since I believe in the power of the mind and one's capacity to identify a problem and create a solution, I created a treatment plan, or better yet, a life plan, with the soul purpose of overcoming Inboxitis.

E-Mauled: Politicians Are Pummeling My Inbox

Neil McCarthy | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

I am tired of emails. Not because I get too many of them (I do). It's because most of them are pretty dumb. I am what they call in the trade a "base voter." Also consequently, I am on everyone's email list.

7 Stats That Prove Email Is Here to Stay (And Power Your Business)

Christopher Lester | Posted 07.25.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Lester

These 7 stats can help any business embrace the power of modern email marketing and make more meaningful connections in the inbox.

A Hand-Written Letter: Have You Ever Heard of Them?

John P. Rauls | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
John P. Rauls

What would you say is more personal: a handwritten letter or an email? If I asked a sample group of people over the age of 55, I imagine 98 percent would say a hand-written letter is more personal, and far classier!

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways to Make the Most of a Professional Email

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

An email has to make an immediate impact to stand out among the dozens (or even hundreds) of messages a busy executive is bombarded with each day.

How This CEO Manages To Only Get 10 Emails A Day

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Most of us can't even begin to imagine a workplace without an email inbox constantly reminding us of the messages we've left unread. But what if email...

Just Tell Me That You're Busy

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Remember, we're not just sending an email, we're maintaining a relationship. So, the next time you get a charming, witty and grammatically correct email from me, don't keep me hanging wondering if you've left civilization for a secluded life in a Tibetan monastery.

Hyperconnected, But Mindfully So

Francesca Hogi | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

Since making these small changes, my jaw is better, I sleep better and I am more relaxed and focused throughout the day. All because I made the choice to start my day in a deliberate, mindful way.

Why Your Business Needs an Email List -- and How to Get Started

Syed Balkhi | Posted 08.30.2014 | Small Business
Syed Balkhi

Although not everyone will read every single email you send them (we all get busy!), most people are much more likely to read their emails than to read every update that comes their way on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

IRS: We Gave Lois Lerner's Hard Drive to Deposed Nigerian Prince Who Emailed Us

Spencer Green | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It is standard IRS policy to send the crashed hard drives of our former Exempt Organizations Division directors to deposed Nigerian or Haitian princes when said hard drives are requested," explained IRS Strained Credulity spokesperson Whitcomb P. Abernathy.

5 Tips to Keep Thieves Out of Your Bank and Brokerage Accounts

Andrew Wang | Posted 08.19.2014 | Hawaii
Andrew Wang

Today, data breaches at major retailers like Target have made cybercrime front page news. With ubiquitous computing, you cannot let your guard down for even a moment, especially when hackers are increasingly targeting bank and brokerage accounts.

The Characters in the Story of Your Inbox

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Everyone does the same thing in today's digital world; read and write emails. The difference is the content, but what if that is similar? A friend requested I oversee his emails while he attended to something urgent.

Exactly How to Get Started Using a Virtual Assistant

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Do you have tasks in your business that you don't necessarily need to be the one to do? As a mom who raises her kids during the day and works on her business during naps and after bedtime, my time is precious to me.

The Metric Of More

Paul Jarvis | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Paul Jarvis

I realize we're all trying to run our own creative businesses and that building an audience is important. But we beat ourselves up too often for not reaching enough people, especially when we're starting out.

How Do We Stop Online Harassment?

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Online harassment affects people differently, but the survey results show that it affects all types of folks. One thing that the majority agreed on was that the current laws about online and in-person harassment either aren't strong enough or are nonexistent.

Leigh Weingus

Here's What Happened When I Went On A Smartphone Cleanse For 31 Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

I have, more or less, officially survived 31 days of restricted smartphone use. 31 long days of reaching for my phone while stopped at red lights and waiting for trains, only to realize I wasn't allowed to do it.

Life Before Email and Social Media

Kate Gale | Posted 08.02.2014 | Technology
Kate Gale

What have we gained? Speed of communication. And for this generation, speed is everything. What have we lost? Closeness, voice contact, the intimate communication of actually knowing what a person is feeling, and that can only come from presence.