My First Ever Email : To Bill Gates – circa 1992

All this news about Bill’s movements along with other stuff recently has reminded me very much of the first email I ever sent.

I was the only person I knew who had ever even heard of the internet. I had no one else to try sending one to. I very much doubt it was ever read – but it didn’t bounce. And back then, well before inbox-overwhelming spam, you’d have known if it did ;)

Here it is/was: [Circa 1992 : Bristol UK]

To Bill Gates:

  Greeetings from the UK.
  [... a short sentence about myself...]
  Twenty years ago people would have laughed if you told them that it will be possible to earn a living sat at a desk in front of a screen, tapping away at plastic buttons, moving a device called a mouse around on a soft pad.
  IN TWENTY YEARS TIME YOU WILL BE ABLE TO EARN A LIVING SAT AT HOME, WEARING SPECIAL GLASSES AND GLOVES, CLICKING YOUR FINGERS WHILE WAVING YOUR ARMS AROUND IN THE AIR.
  MICROSOFT SPACE. MICROSOFT ROOMS.
  Close the Windows, the room’s getting cold.
  Now who’s laughing?
   
  Thank you for your time.
  Jon Kossmann
  Createc.

Anderson & Lembke High-Technology Business-to-Business Advertising

Bristol. UK.

3 Responses to “My First Ever Email : To Bill Gates – circa 1992”


  1. 1 Jatarra James November 23, 2006 at 2:11 am

    Hello,
    My name is Jatarra James, and I am writing to you in hopes that you would be able to relay a message to Bill Gates because or Steve Jobs:

    1. I don’t know either persons email address

    2. I have an idea to share that I think would make them money

    3. It’s a Friday night and I’m bored.

    I am a gamer and recently I was downloading a walk through for a video game. While in the midst of downloading the text for this game I realized that the walkthrough was about 90 pages long. I then thought to myself this sucha hassle; wouldn’t it be easier to have a hand held device that could hold about 2 GB of space worth of information and have it displayed at your finger tips, instead of wasting paper reading through hundreds of pages of material. Something like a blackberry for gamers, or an ebook/journal/library for geeks who’d find it so much easier to use.

    This device could also be used for a myriad of other things like downloading daily news, or perhaps look at the weather, accessing medical information, looking up ones email address, Send in a college essay over seas, and whatever comes to mind.

    But for me I would enjoy a deviced that could let me download a walkthrough and then go directly to my playstation or xbox and kick some ass in the vitural world.

    Sincerely
    Jatarra James

  2. 2 Mohammad-Nasri February 1, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Hi
    I want Contact to Mr. Bill Gates
    I have a way and disign to buy more than Miliun original windows and cell in My country(IRAN) and near country
    Please guide me to contact to Mr. Bill Gates


  1. 1 Microsoft Space(s) « kosso’s braingarden Trackback on November 7, 2006 at 3:08 pm

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