[TUHS] RIP Ray Tomlinson
clemc at ccc.com
Tue Mar 6 04:24:00 AEST 2018
On Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 6:55 PM, Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
> Very far back. CTSS had a mail utility.
Yep, as I said, it was pretty standard for timesharing... and certainly
IBM, DEC and most of the BUNCH companies had something like it in their
1960s developed systems.
> If communication within one system is not
> recognized as email, then the exchange that
> opened in Boston in 1877 was not a
> telephone system.
It's all about MetCalfe's Law and the value of the messaging system with
the # of users. The ARPANet, like the connected exchanges, increase the
number of #s.
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