Dial-up, floppy disks, Listservs. If you don’t know what any of these terms mean, you weren’t using computers back in the ’80s and ’90s. Use this reel to brush up on your early digital era history. You’ll be schooled by programmers who created created ctrl+alt+del and Tetris, an artist who makes drawings with Excel, the voice behind AOL’s iconic “Welcome! You’ve got mail!” message and the last man standing in the floppy disk business.

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