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TTYL, Queen Elizabeth
She may have reached the ripe old age of 83, but England’s Queen Elizabeth likes to keep up with the times. In April the Queen sent her first official correspondence via e-mail to a group of children from Commonwealth countries, thanking them for the blog entries they’d written to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Commonwealth. But it seems computer skills are nothing new to the Queen—her spokesman claims that Elizabeth became the first monarch ever to send an “e-mail” when she fired off a primitive electronic communication from a military base in the Seventies. He declined, however, to comment on reports that the Queen doesn’t deign to type her own e-mails, preferring instead to dictate them to an aide.