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Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

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Apr
2014

The laptop computer that Bill Clinton used in 1998 to send the first-ever US presidential email has sold for $60,667 in an online auction, the Boston auction house that handled the transaction said Thursday. RR Auction did not disclose the name of the buyer of the still-functional Toshiba Satellite that Clinton borrowed to email veteran astronaut John Glenn, who was orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle Discovery. The laptop, with accessories and full documentation, originally belonged to White House physician Robert Darling, who lent it to Clinton when NASA informed the president that Glenn wanted to swap emails with him. Its a remarkable collection that represents the dawn of a new age, combining Americas greatest technological achievements — space travel and the Internet, said RR Auction vice president Bobby Livingston in a statement.

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