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​How to Send an Email in 1984
Microcomputer user Julian Green shows how a Prestel (short for “press telephone”) user had to dial up the main Prestel system in order to connect, which he does with a rotary telephone.
This is what it was like to send an email in 1984
This is how hard it was to send email in 1984
The video (above), posted just a couple of weeks ago, shows a bespectacled early Paleolithic era nerd firing up massive modem (a Minor Miracles WS2000) to connect his microcomputer computer to the Prestel network. But first, he has to get a phone ...
Books | Walker Evans: Depth of Field
The cover of Walker Evans: Depth of Field (Prestel) says it all. In between a sea of disembodied eyeballs floating freely across a black page, the words of Evans remind us of his creed: “Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more.
A Lifetime of Photographs From a Globe-Trotting Husband and Wife
In the early 1960s, Sabina Michaud and her husband Roland were told they'd never be able to earn a living through travel photography. They've spent their lives proving otherwise, funding their adventures around the world with the money they've made ...

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