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Re: V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai: Inventor of e-mail honored by Smithsonian

2012-02-18 19:53:59



--On Saturday, February 18, 2012 23:50 +0000 John Levine
<johnl(_at_)taugh(_dot_)com> wrote:


Well, this is sad:
   V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai: Inventor of e-mail honored by
   Smithsonian
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-innovations/va-shi
vaayyadurai-inventor-of-e-mail-honored-by-smithsonian/2012/02
/17/gIQA8gQhKR_story.html>

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?

Not a clue, especially since email was in very active use at MIT
over a decade earlier than his supposed invention (on CTSS) and
there was ARPANET FTP-based email in active use on ITS and
Multics in the first half of the 70s.

    john