The @ sign on the 33 Teletype keyboard which Ray Tomlinson used to invent the email system was located on alphabet “P” key. One had to use shift to type it.
John Wainwright was Amazon's very first customer. He bought Douglas Hofstadter's "Fluid Concepts And Creative Analogies: Computer Models Of The Fundamental Mechanisms Of Thought" for $27.95. John has retained the book along with the packing slip (from April 1995) and hopes Jeff Bezos would buy it one day for loads of money! [more...]