E-Mail – causing stress to millions of office workers and enlarging the pockets of mysterious Nigerian ‘princes’ since 1996.
I bloody hope not. Many years ago, my bank account was hacked into (or maybe an inside job) by someone in South Africa who spend around £250-300 on clothes. The first I knew of it was when I received a phone call from the bank while out asking me if I had been been abroad recently. The person who called me then said my debit card had been blocked. Scary.
In the earliest days of the net, GIFs and JPGs for different aspects of this brave new world often made reference to pre-existing technologies and objects. For example, the above GIF shows two letterboxes for email, a virtual reinterpretation of the traditional door flap for letters and parcels. This analogy helped people be more comfortable with the new technology by relating it to things they were already familiar with IRL.
Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee