Sending an email in 1984 was a very different experience than it is today
The CD-ROM was just invented, the Apple Macintosh was launched, Tetris made its debut, and contrary to George Orwell's predictions in his book "1984," it was business as usual for the world.
1984 was also a time when email and the internet was in its infancy, and people were just starting to use them in the mainstream.
Thankfully, British television channel "Thames TV" documented how 1984 techies Julian and Pat Green sent and received emails back in the day in a program called "Database," and uploaded the experience to YouTube.
Follow the Green family in its journey to connect to the internet and send an email: