bduncan writes "RFC-821 and the sister RFC-822 are 30 years old this month. Remembering back to times when it was common to see teletypes for *fast* interoffice communication and a huge email (if you had access) might be anything over 5K." Link to Original Source
... when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer
has been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
-- Fred Brooks