On 27/02/2012 23:10, Randall Gellens wrote:
/The Smithsonian has acquired the tapes, documentation,
copyrights, and over 50,000 lines of code that chronicle the
invention of e-mail. The lines of code that produced the first
"bcc," "cc," "to" and "from" fields were the brainchild of
then-14-year0old inventor V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai./
Which seems to miss several points (such as the difference between a
copyright and a trademark or patent, the difference between email in
general and one specific program called EMAIL, and when to/cc/bcc/from
came into use).
Of course, from the description above, it's the lines of code that
produced the first bcc, cc, to and from fields which were his brainchild
- not the design or specification for those codes.
So, apparently he should be remembered for writing something like:
(Not to mention that bcc "fields" should not exist anyway - that's the