He clearly is the 'inventor' of "EMAIL" but certainly not of email. I wonder
if there's someone napping at the Smithsonian, or if it's just the Post
confusing EMAIL with email. The guy may be well worthy of recognition, just
not for inventing email. Perhaps an editor is to blame for the erroneous
headline and denotation in the story.
Go get 'em Dave. Have them publish a correction.
On Feb 18, 2012, at 5:42 PM, "Carl S. Gutekunst" <csg(_at_)alameth(_dot_)org>
John Levine wrote:
Well, this is sad:
V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai: Inventor of e-mail honored by Smithsonian
It's more just strange. Looking at the article and the pictures that
go with it, can anyone figure out what it was he was doing?
EMAIL is the name of the software package he wrote while in High School. He
holds the patent for Auto-reply, among other things.