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Jul
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comment Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
e-mail, in a form that's very similar to what we know today, has been around since the early 60's: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email#Origin. It didn't really "develop in tandem with the internet", the internet just made it accessible to a whole lot more people.
Jul
1
comment Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
"Also, if mom picks up the phone and hears the modem noise, you get yelled at, "GET OFF THE COMPUTER!"" Nostalgia +1
Jun
19
comment Did ancient people use punctuation?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuation#History
Jun
18
comment What government functions, if any, did the archchancellor of the HRE actually exercise?
I think you should post your edit as an answer (answering your own question is perfectly fine).
Jun
12
comment Are there any remaining existant texts that describe the styles and techniques of Medieval European swordsmanship?
Hm, I find the close votes here a bit puzzling, I don't see how the question is about "trivia or basic historical facts". @GWLlosa if this gets closed, you should post a question about re-opening it on our Meta site.
Jun
10
comment Europe as a political unit
I think you'll need to give us a bit more details on your definition of Europe. Would - for example - the EU fit your definition? Even though it includes areas that aren't geographically in Europe (e.g. Cyprus)?
May
30
comment Were there Jewish Cossacks in the 17th century?
Editing out the explicit request for sources wasn't that hard @TylerDurden.
May
29
comment Was oratory was considered Hitler's fundamental political strength by his contemporaneous friends and foes?
Not an answer, and obvious propaganda, but interesting nonetheless: Goebbels apparently thought Hitler was a "rhetorical genius" (source: The Führer as a Speaker).
May
29
comment Why was the Bay of Pigs invasion unsuccessful?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_of_Pigs_Invasion#Later_analysis
May
14
comment The riddle of Marco's Millions
[citation-needed]
May
14
comment The riddle of Marco's Millions
Does anyone other than the Croatian National Tourist Board supports the theory that Marco Polo was born and raised in Korcula?
May
14
comment Three rings (wreaths?) symbol in XIX century Russia
Nope, before Peter the Great, Russia was called "Muscovy" Ah, then I guess we should start removing references to the 200 year old Tsardom of Russia from history books...
May
1
comment How did Richard I sail through the strait of Gibraltar?
@edn13 You didn't have to post a different answer, you could have just edited your original answer. I've added the link to your source here, please delete the other answer.
Apr
2
comment Which came first, the shield or the sword?
"The sword is an invention of the bronze age" Highly depends on your definition of sword. If it includes daggers, then it's most definitely a much earlier invention.
Mar
28
comment Is there a definition of history separate from the definition of politics?
I don't think this is a Meta question, perhaps capitalizing History and Politics confused the close voter in thinking that the question is about the Stack Exchange sites, instead of the actual topics.
Mar
27
comment How historically correct is the Maharana Pratap serial?
Please update your answer to include all that info (my downvote is now locked and I can't retract it unless you edit the answer).
Mar
26
comment What are the cultural roots of the Lamp of the Genie?
Great find @called2voyage, and perhaps the start of a good answer.
Mar
26
comment Origin of an old museum ticket
Hello Jaque and welcome to History. Please only post answers when you have new information to add, and don't just repeat earlier answers.
Mar
26
comment How historically correct is the Maharana Pratap serial?
Can you provide at least a couple of examples of historical inaccuracies in the serial? We prefer answers that expose facts, not mere opinions.
Mar
26
comment What are the cultural roots of the Lamp of the Genie?
Sure, but still there are no Arabic sources documenting the myth (or variations of) before Galland did. If Aladdin was an Arabic myth, it certainly wasn't popular enough.