[TUHS] Who is the inventor of email?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Feb 20 10:46:19 AEST 2020

On Wed, 19 Feb 2020, 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!

Ray Tomlinson is said to have first used the "@" symbol, but email as such 
certainly existed before then; I first used it in the 70s on an IBM 360, 
but it was definitely already in use at the time.

-- Dave

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