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Oh God, It's Raining Newsletters by Craig Mod

Emails beginning was perfectly unremarkable: QWERTYUIOP. A keyboard burp. Something your cat might type. A nothing message sent by Ray Tomlinson in 1971 to test the system. But email has stayed, and has largely stayed decentralized, and from that its ubiquity and lack of central authority email has become one of the most boringly powerful publishing platforms around.