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

2012-02-28 03:28:43
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:

send("From: ");
send (sendersAddress);

(Not to mention that bcc "fields" should not exist anyway - that's the whole point)

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