[TUHS] Who is the inventor of email?

Deborah Scherrer dscherrer at solar.stanford.edu
Thu Feb 20 10:11:30 AEST 2020

A version of email was included in the original DARPA version of the 
internet.  This was early 1970s.  In fact, when we played with and 
evaluated it at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, our report noted that the 
internet would probably not be very useful for exchanging scientific 
files (as had been the original purpose).  However, we did note that 
email might become very useful.   ;-)


On 2/19/20 4:06 PM, Ed Carp 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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