Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Trivia Question: Which form of digital communication was first used in 1971?
The given options are:
- Text message
Correct Answer: Email
Fact: Just one year after the Beatles broke up, a programmer named Ray Tomlinson demonstrated an early version of email on a networking system called ARPANET. What did the first email say? ‘Something like QWERTYUIOP,’ said Tomlinson. ‘[T]est messages were entirely forgettable and I have therefore forgotten them.’