21st Century Communication

The Skim

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Ispent the summer after graduating high school as an intern for my congressman. Not only was that my first experience in an office, it also was my first experience with e-mail. Later that year, after settling into the residence halls in college, I was lucky to be one of the first people in the hall to get Internet access in my room and, along with it, another e-mail account, although it relied on a system known as Kermit that was, even at the time, rather primitive.

Little did I know that I was not just learning some new toy, but rather learning something that would, decades later, become my primary ...

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