Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet – The Atlantic

Email was one of my first experiences of the internet. Hearing the squarks of my 56k modem, before loading up Eudora and checking my email.

Email is actually a tremendous, decentralized, open platform on which new, innovative things can and have been built. In that way, email represents a different model from the closed ecosystems we see proliferating across our computers and devices.

Source: Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet – The Atlantic

Email has been usurped in many ways by proprietary chat apps of late, but email’s versatility and its ability to transcend Silicon Valley’s often short-lived platforms will see us checking our email for years to come.

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