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, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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