h8theh8ers t1_j1ojkbd wrote

No, he didn't invent email. People generally credit Ray Tomlinson for inventing email in 1971.

This guy claims he wrote a messaging program in 1978, which he called “EMAIL,” and he eventually got a copywrite for it in 1882. He shamlessly self-promoted for the next 30ish years and sued people that published things saying anything other than that he was email's creator.

And really, even if he had invented email, which he didn't, he'd still be a real shitty person.