Mon., April 28, 2014 4:01pm (EDT)

If We'd Only Known About The Impending Spam
By NPR Staff
Updated: 3 months ago

Ahhh, the good old days ... before the treacherous pitfalls of "reply all."
Ahhh, the good old days ... before the treacherous pitfalls of "reply all."
The memo arrived on paper.

Because it was 1994.

A notice, to all NPR staff, proclaiming, "Internet is coming to NPR!"

And there was no directive to log on to this fast-growing "organization," by the way. "If you do not want to use Internet," the memo read, "simply do nothing."

You can see more highlights from NPR's pre-Internet days at the Nprchives Tumblr.


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