[TUHS] Who is the inventor of email?

Ken Thompson ken at google.com
Thu Feb 20 10:18:39 AEST 2020

i first saw email (between users on a single cpu) in 64/65.
a leap to bigger things was natural as soon as cpus talked
to each other. i first saw this in 78/79 with uucp.

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 4:07 PM Ed Carp <erc at pobox.com> wrote:

> I've noticed that some guy named Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai is all over
> Twitter, claiming that he is the inventor of email. He doesn't look
> like he's nearly old enough. I thought it was Ray Tomlinson. Looks
> like he's trying to create some press for his Senate run.
> Anyone older that me here that can either confirm or deny? Thanks!
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