OakenGreen t1_j1na81b wrote

Google says Ray Tomlinson invented email in 1971, but this dude disputes that claim by saying he invented it in the late 70s. Looking into the stories it does seem that shiva developed his own email system in the late 70s but the credit goes to Ray Tomlinson since he did it first.

Considering it’s Shiva vs the world on this argument, I’m gonna go ahead and call the swindler a swindler.


OakenGreen t1_j1n1zuc wrote

“Ayyadurai claimed to have invented email, as a teenager; in August 1982, he registered the copyright on an email application he had written. Historians strongly dispute this account because email was already in use in the early 1970s.”