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Shiva Ayyadurai
Born Vellayappa Ayyadurai Shiva
(1963-12-02) December 2, 1963 (age 56)
Bombay, India (now Mumbai)

V. A. Shiva Ayyadurai (born Vellayappa Ayyadurai Shiva, December 2, 1963) is an Indian-born American scientist and entrepreneur. Ayyadurai is notable for his controversial claim to be the "inventor of email", based on the electronic mail software called "EMAIL" he wrote as a New Jersey high school student in the late 1970s.[1][2] Initial reports that repeated Ayyadurai's assertion—from organizations such as The Washington Post and the Smithsonian Institution—were followed by public retractions.[1][3] These corrections were triggered by objections from historians and ARPANET pioneers who pointed out that email was already actively used in the early 1970s.[4]

A self-inflated distortion-artist who claims to have invented e-mail over a decade after it was invented, and then sues people who point out that he's wrong.[5][6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Statement from the National Museum of American History: Collection of Materials from V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai". National Museum of American History. February 23, 2012. http://americanhistory.si.edu/news/pressrelease.cfm?key=29&newskey=1465. Retrieved 19 February 2013. ""Exchanging messages through computer systems, what most people call 'email', predates the work of Ayyadurai.""
  2. Jackson, Joab. "Noam Chomsky disputes email history". Computerworld/IDGNS. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2503255/enterprise-applications/noam-chomsky-disputes-email-history.html.
  3. Kolawole, Emi (February 17, 2012). "Smithsonian acquires documents from inventor of 'EMAIL' program". Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-innovations/va-shivaayyadurai-inventor-of-e-mail-honored-by-smithsonian/2012/02/17/gIQA8gQhKR_story.html. Retrieved 11 June 2012. ""incorrectly referred to V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai as the inventor of electronic messaging""
  4. Mullin, Joe; Farivar, Cyrus. "History by lawsuit: After Gawker's demise, the 'inventor of e-mail' targets Techdirt" (in en-us). https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/shivas-war-one-mans-quest-to-convince-the-world-that-he-invented-e-mail/. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  5. Mike Masnick (May 11, 2016). "Guy Who Didn't Invent Email Sues Gawker For Pointing Out He Didn't Invent Email". TechDirt. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160511/10135934407/guy-who-didnt-invent-email-sues-gawker-pointing-out-he-didnt-invent-email.shtml. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  6. Mullin, Joe; Cyrus Farivar (January 27, 2017). "Lawyer for "inventor of e-mail" sends threat letter over social media posts". Ars Technica. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/lawyer-for-inventor-of-e-mail-sends-threat-letter-over-social-media-posts/. Retrieved May 23, 2018.

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