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Published on Nov 8, 2016
In 1978, a 14-year old Indian boy, V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai invented email when he replicated — in electronic form — a secretary’s office desk for managing the entire system of paper communications (inbox, outbox, folders, address book, attachments, etc.); the electronic system did not exist; young Shiva created that system; it worked and was a huge success; he named it “email”; he obtained the first U.S. copyright to that invention, and the world’s modern system of electronic mail was born. Dr. V.A. Shiva went on to receive four degrees from MIT including a Ph.D.
Email was not invented by the ARPANET or "internet pioneers". In fact, one does not need the internet for the email. The facts speak for themselves. It's time we went beyond the lies and hyperbole of those who wish to deny that the invention of email took place in a health sciences institution in Newark, NJ, and wish to perpetuate a false narrative that it came out of the military industrial complex.
The following two papers, written by experts, give those facts and expose the lies and their motivations: