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A priest who was walking through a small town saw a blackboard outside the front door of a school. It had been washed and put out to dry in the open air. There was a piece of chalk at the foot of the blackboard.
The priest took the chalk and wrote in large letters, “I’m a priest and I pray for you all.”
A lawyer happened to pass next and when he saw what the priest had written, he added under it, “I’m a lawyer and I defend you all.”
Then, a doctor came by, took the piece of chalk, and wrote on the blackboard, “I’m a doctor and I cure you all.”
Finally, an ordinary citizen stopped, looked at what the others had written, thought for a few seconds and then added, “I am an ordinary citizen and I pay for you all.”
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Computer engineer, Ray Tomlinson invented internet based email in late 1971.
Under ARPAnet several major innovations occurred: email (or electronic mail), the ability to send simple messages to another person across the network (1971).
Ray Tomlinson worked as a computer engineer for Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN), the company hired by the United States Defense Department to build the first Internet in 1968.
Ray Tomlinson was experimenting with a popular program he wrote called SNDMSG that the ARPANET programmers and researchers were using on the network computers (Digital PDP-10s) to leave messages for each other.
SNDMSG was a “local” electronic message program.
You could only leave messages on the computer that you were using for other persons using that computer to read.
Tomlinson used a file transfer protocol that he was working on called CYPNET to adapt the SNDMSG program so it could send electronic messages to any computer on the ARPANET network.
The @ Symbol
Ray Tomlinson chose the @ symbol to tell which user was “at” what computer. The @ goes in between the user’s login name and the name of his/her host computer.
The first email was sent between two computers that were actually sitting besides each other.
However, the ARPANET network was used as the connection between the two. The first email message was “QWERTYUIOP”.
Ray Tomlinson is quoted as saying he invented email,”Mostly because it seemed like a neat idea.” No one was asking for email.
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A rich man is one who isn’t afraid to ask the salesperson to show him something cheaper.
- Jack Benny.
I have over the years come to the realisation that it doesn’t pay to be predictable!
Do you want to know why?
The moment you become predictable no one is interested anymore! Period.
This applies in all facets if life. People are tripped by mysticism, invisibility, make believe and all the like.
Doesn’t make sense to me but that’s the world we kive in today.
So keep weaving that myth around yourself to keep people guessing and thinking, try and always be one step ahead of the next person or your competition.
I like to think that this is what organisations do with their strategies in gaining and sustaining competitive advantage. Imagine what became if the organisations or companies that lost their competitive advantage – they died ir will die eventually.
They became predictable.
So wherever you are and whatever you do keep spinning the web to keep people interested in you, your product or service.
Okay there you go, I think I am becoming predictable now, so I must……..
Until the next post, keep spinning!
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