I Sent 2 Emails as President: Clinton

One was to troops; the other to astronaut John Glenn

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 17, 2011 6:51 AM CST

(Newser) – As president, Bill Clinton fired off "a grand total of 2 emails," he admitted at a conference in New York yesterday. One was “to our troops in the Adriatic,” he said, and the other “to John Glenn when he was 77 years old in outer space. I figured it was OK if Congress subpoenaed those," Fast Company reports. Of course, the Internet boasted a whopping 50 sites when he took office in 1993, Clinton reminded attendees.

On the other hand, Gawker notes, the guy knew how to look at computers, as the photos in our gallery show. (In other Internet-related news, Glenn Beck explains why we shouldn't use Google.)

Former US President Bill Clinton (L) and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (R) test software on a computer March 4, 2010.
Former US President Bill Clinton (L) and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (R) test software on a computer March 4, 2010.   (Getty Images)
President Bill Clinton asks student employee Starr Banister about her job as a desktop publisher during a tour of Automated Graphic Sytems in White Plains, MD.
President Bill Clinton asks student employee Starr Banister about her job as a desktop publisher during a tour of Automated Graphic Sytems in White Plains, MD.   (Getty Images)
President Bill Clinton surfs the internet in search of Christmas gifts using a laptop computer in the Oval Office of the White House, December 20, 1999 in Washington, DC.
President Bill Clinton surfs the internet in search of Christmas gifts using a laptop computer in the Oval Office of the White House, December 20, 1999 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
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