Saturday, February 04, 2006

Telegram technology dies after 160 years. I wonder if we will still use email a hundred years from now?

After 145 years, Western Union has quietly stopped sending telegrams."

The telegram technology itself is a bit older, invented in 1844 by Samuel Morse. In a way this technology is a predecessor to the modern internet.

Email communication is also quite old. It was 35 years ago (1971) since Ray Tomlinson invented it, including the use of the at sign, @, in adresses. Read more about this at GuardianUnlimited. I wonder what technology we will use for messaging a hundred years from now? Will email still be around?