My first email address

I typed my username into the login box.

“Is that the same email address that you had when you were a student here?” he asked.

“We didn’t have email when I was here,” I confessed. “In fact, it wasn’t until my second year that we even had computers in the college.”

“You’re not that old!” he exclaimed.

But the truth is: I am. The World Wide Web was invented at CERN by Tim Berners-Less and launched on 30 April 1993. I graduated in July 1993.

I didn’t get my first email address until 1997, when I began my MTh in Ministry at the University of Edinburgh: [email protected].

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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