Tamim Ansary’s email

Go to the page below and read. Keep in mind this email was originally sent two days after September 11, 2001.


Consider the following questions:

  • What if Mr. Ansary had wanted to express these ideas in the days before computer communication?
  • If people passed along Mr. Ansary’s email today would it be considered spam?
  • The “Zapruder Film” is footage of President Kennedy’s assassination taken with a businessman’s 16-mm home movie camera. Why is this film considered such an important historical document? (it’s in the Smithsonian collection)