It is the central means of communication of our times: Electronic mailing.
Until then, users had to dial by phone into the American computers.CSNET was a computer network of various US-American universities developed in the 1980s to facilitate communication among scientists.More information on the history of the first e-mail: Email Digital Press Kit Relating to the Science Year 2014 Communication, energy supply, mobility, industry, health care, leisure time: Digital technologies have long been part of our everyday life, they open up new opportunities and offer solutions for problems of society. Opportunities and risks will be in the focus of the Science Year 2014 – The Digital Society.At the KIT, researchers of all disciplines study various – technical and societal – aspects of digitization.On August 3, 1984, at 10.14 hrs CET, the first direct e-mail from the ARPANET, the precursor of the internet, arrived in Germany at the mailboxes of Professor Werner Zorn, Head of the Computer Department (IRA) of the Department of Informatics, and his staff member Michael Rotert.
With the words “This is your official welcome to CSNET.Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life.It’s an old, sad story: Morose guy on the rebound from a busted marriage meets another woman, they fall heads over heels for each other — but will he change as fast as she does?By 1984, Germany and Israel were the first nations officially connected to the CSNET.At that time, it was impossible to estimate how quickly the electronic mail would develop to one of the most important media of communication. “We worked in this area for the joy of discovery and did not think of the money,” Zorn says, who has meanwhile retired as a university professor and been selected member of the Internet Hall of Fame.“Rapid communication has made our world grow together and made the exchange of ideas and perspectives across borders possible.