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(Washington Post)   Inventor of e-mail honored by Smithsonian. Was given special presentation at gala luncheon featuring seafood, poultry, Spam   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-02-20 08:37:50 AM  
Al Gore wasn't already in there somewhere?
 
2012-02-20 08:42:48 AM  
So they managed to write two pages while avoiding any discussion of his actual invention of e-mail?
 
Rat
2012-02-20 08:45:21 AM  
Fair enough, but the inventors of the BIE and the PPS (from Brazil, of course) are the true unsung heroes here and I'd like to toast them personally.

© EIP
 
2012-02-20 08:47:24 AM  
OK, so this guy claims to have "invented" email in 1981, but I was using email in the late 1970s and a quick check shows that the first internet standards (RFCs) for email date to 1971.

I call bullshiat on this.
 
2012-02-20 08:47:51 AM  
Email shemail... I'd be happy with less email.
 
2012-02-20 09:00:14 AM  

wrs1864: OK, so this guy claims to have "invented" email in 1981, but I was using email in the late 1970s and a quick check shows that the first internet standards (RFCs) for email date to 1971.

I call bullshiat on this.


Bang paths in '79 here. Not buying it either.
 
2012-02-20 09:00:45 AM  

wrs1864: OK, so this guy claims to have "invented" email in 1981, but I was using email in the late 1970s and a quick check shows that the first internet standards (RFCs) for email date to 1971.

I call bullshiat on this.

On Thursday, his name, his 1978 invention documentation, and the associated copyright, were entered in the Smithsonian permanent collection.

 
2012-02-20 09:02:19 AM  

wrs1864: OK, so this guy claims to have "invented" email in 1981, but I was using email in the late 1970s and a quick check shows that the first internet standards (RFCs) for email date to 1971.

I call bullshiat on this.


i'm confused. i remember there being something about a campfire
and using a blanket.

/1971 was an experimental year
 
2012-02-20 09:12:05 AM  

It seems that what he invented was maybe the word "EMAIL".

from Wikipedia

EMAIL management

Prior to becoming a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while a high school student at Livingston High School, New Jersey, he implemented an email system at the medical school of University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Email had been previously sent on other networks such as AUTODIN, PLATO and ARPANet. This was the first database-driven system that translated all elements of an inter-office memorandum/mail, then in paper form, along with features of Inbox, Outbox and Folders, to an electronic mail format. In 1981, this system was recognized by the Westinghouse Science Talent Search receiving an Honors Award. Later, in 1982, the US Copyright Office issued him the first copyright of his system called "EMAIL".[11][12]

V.A. Shiva holds three United States Patents in the field of email management by the United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO).
 
2012-02-20 09:52:36 AM  
Bloody vikings...
 
2012-02-20 09:52:57 AM  
I love spam, spam, spam and eggs and spam. But without the spam.
 
2012-02-20 07:24:32 PM  
Ha!

;)
 
2012-02-20 07:27:52 PM  
This may be off topic, but...huh? The article says at the beginning of the Reagan administration at MIT the campus was struggling with integration. Srsly? I don't remember that being an issue in the 1980s Northeast.
 
2012-02-20 08:15:51 PM  

hotmesssundae: This may be off topic, but...huh? The article says at the beginning of the Reagan administration at MIT the campus was struggling with integration. Srsly? I don't remember that being an issue in the 1980s Northeast.


Are you coming on to me?

;)
 
2012-02-21 06:30:53 PM  
I like mine as Lobster Thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, served in a Provençale manner with shallots and aubergines, garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried egg on top and Spam.
 
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