30 year anniversary of spam

Posted: May 3, 2008 in computer
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It was on this day in 1978 that the very first spam message was sent. It was sent out on ARPANET which was in use as far back as 1969. ARPA was the Advanced Research Projects Agency. The ARPAnet was a government-run network which evolved into what we now know as the internet.

It was Gary Thuerk who first emailed hundreds of people at the same time for personal gain. Happy anniversary Mr. popularity.

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Comments
  1. catrina says:

    1978…..I remember it all so well…..Singing the alphabet in kindergarten….

  2. Greg says:

    In 1978 I was working on a boat and about to enter high school.

  3. kristiane says:

    In 1978, I was born. And thank goodness for the Spam box now in email.

  4. romi41 says:

    hahaha….goooo Gary, you f**ker!!! 😉

  5. maleesha says:

    Now there’s an anniversary we can all look back on with unhappiness.

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