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

2012-03-04 17:51:48

On 3/1/12 1:51 PM, Carl S. Gutekunst wrote:

Going back to the original thread, Dave CROCKER wrote:
Well, this is sad:

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-innovations/va-shivaayyadurai-inventor-of-e-mail-honored-by-smithsonian/2012/02/17/gIQA8gQhKR_story.html

This rebuttal article in TechDirt is useful for its links to other articles.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120222/11132917842/how-guy-who-didnt-invent-email-got-memorialized-press-smithsonian-as-inventor-email.shtml

And the Post has issued apologies:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/omblog/post/origins-of-e-mail-my-mea-culpa/2012/03/01/gIQAiOD5kR_blog.html

Well done, Dave and all.

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