Mental Break

If We'd Only Known About The Impending Spam

The memo arrived on paper.

Because it was 1994.

A notice, to all NPR staff, proclaiming, "Internet is coming to NPR!"

And there was no directive to log on to this fast-growing "organization," by the way. "If you do not want to use Internet," the memo read, "simply do nothing."

Ahhh, the good old days ... before the treacherous pitfalls of "reply all."

hide captionAhhh, the good old days ... before the treacherous pitfalls of "reply all."

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You can see more highlights from NPR's pre-Internet days at the Nprchives Tumblr.

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