February 09, 2007
T-Mails and E-Mails
"I began writing Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails based on the thesis that Abraham Lincoln's telegrams made him the first online president. As I watched Lincoln's use of the telegraph evolve and read and re-read his messages I began to discover that I was thinking of his t-mails as I wrote my own emails. Here is how Abraham Lincoln's t-mails ended up having an effect upon how I use email.."
People generally have pretty good things to say about Abraham Lincoln. But we feel that his legacy would be bolstered even further by evidence that, one day, during a walk in the woods, he came upon Bigfoot, and the two came to fisticuffs.
Bigfoot vs. Abe Lincoln. (From BB Links)
On May 22, 1849, Abraham Lincoln was granted Patent No. 6469 by the U.S. Patent Office on a device for "Buoying Vessels Over Shoals." As noted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Lincoln's "invention consists of a set of bellows attached to the hull of a ship just below the water line. On reaching a shallow place, the bellows are filled with air and the vessel, thus buoyed, is expected to float clear."
Although the device was never actually manufactured, Abraham Lincoln remains today as the only United States President to hold a patent. Lincoln-Related Patents
Lincoln Home Virtual Tour (May be a re-post)
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Posted by: jeff at Feb 9, 2007 8:57:54 AM