Geek Fact for May 3rd

In 1978, the first documented spam email was sent.

A marketer at the now-defunct computer firm Digital Equipment Corporation sent an email to 393 users of Arpanet, the computer network that eventually became the Internet. The recipients were not happy.


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One Comment

  1. Hope this question comes up on Jeopardy. I could win a fortune with the facts I learn from you!