What is Email

We have always provided private email in part because we started our association with the internet and email as Internet Service Providers providing dial up connections to the internet before there was a Microsoft Internet Explorer, before Yahoo, before Google. I remember getting my service up and running and to promote it and get some paying users I went to the local computer club that had 35 members. I announced to the group that we now have internet access right here in our town! What is the internet!? Came the unanimous cry. I explained, you get the World Wide Web, Email and Usenet News. What’s Email!?