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[ih] Any suggestions for first uses of "e-mail" or "email"?

Ummm.... yes.  ;-)

Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if Vint used the term rather early on 
- in some talk or other - and that it can't be found.

Funny, and illustrative story:  I've been quoting Vint's definition of 
infrastructure for years ("it's everywhere, you use it all the time, you 
only notice it when it breaks").  The thing is, he gave that definition 
at a workshop Richard Civille and I organized around 1994 - and it only 
made it into print in the 100 or so copies of the workshop handouts (and 
I seem to have misplaced my only copy).  Other than buried deep in 
archived files, on my personal server - probably in a now-unreadable 
format - I don't think that talk ever made it online.


Dr Eberhard Lisse wrote:
> Miles,
> you are aware that you just told Vint to look up his own stuff?
> el
> On 2015-07-24 14:20, Miles Fidelman wrote:
>> Assuming that they're looking for a published reference, I expect
>> that we're talking literature that predates stuff that's easily
>> findable on the web - old journal articles, technical
>> documentation, science fiction, maybe a transcript of talk by or
>> interview with someone like Vannevar Bush, Licklider, or Doug
>> Engelbart (maybe one of those Cerf or Kahn guys).
> [...]
>> Vint Cerf wrote:
>>> Oxford English Dictionary looking for early usage of the term
>>> "email"
> [...]

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra