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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Email Was Invented 32 Years Ago, By A 14-Year-Old Indian. We Re-Introduce You To The Boy Internet Forgot

Email Was Invented 32 Years Ago, By A 14-Year-Old Indian. We Re-Introduce You To The Boy Internet Forgot

Electronic mail turned 32 on 15th July, 2015. And little did we know, it was actually invented by then 14-year-old boy named VA Shiva Ayyadurai - an Indian-American who allowed us humans to communicate with one another within seconds.


At an age when kids were making their way up school grades, Ayyadurai had already designed a "full-scale emulation of the interoffice mail system which he called E-mail." And not only this, the system was a huge success at reproducing functions such as Inbox, Outbox, Memos, Folders, and Address Book, elements that have now become an integral part of the way we transmit and save messages online. Read his full story here:


The 14 Year Old Indian Boy Who Invented Email
Email turned 32 yesterday. But how many of us know that, VA Shiva Ayyadurai an Indian-American scientist invented Email when he was just 14.
Ayyadurai was born to a Tamil Family in Bombay. At the age of seven, he left with his family to live in the US. In 1978, aged 14, he developed a full-scale emulation of the interoffice mail system which he called "E-mail". It replicated all the functions of the interoffice mail system: Inbox, Outbox, Folders, Memo, Attachments, Address Book, etc. These features are now familiar parts of every email system.
Studying at Livingston High School in New Jersey, Ayyadurai began his work on the email system for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He closely observed that the desktop of each secretary, in addition to the typewriter, had an Inbox, Outbox, Drafts, Carbon Copy Paper, Folders, Address Book, Paper Clips (for attachments), etc, which they used each day to create and process incoming and outgoing mail.
Then he conceived an electronic version of this system. He created a computer programme of over 50,000 lines of code, which electronically replicated all the features of the interoffice mail system. On August 30, 1982, the US government officially recognized Ayyadurai as the inventor of email by awarding him the first US Copyright for Email for his 1978 invention. Yet his name is nowhere in modern history of computer science. Whoever claims the invention, Ayyadurai will remain the father of E-mail. Hope he gets the name in history he deserves.


In spite of this discovery, recognition still eludes Ayyadurai. Lost in the pages of history, he is a name not many of us know. Let's thank the 'Father of Email' and honour him for giving us an outstanding invention that changed the way we communicate and also paved way for chats and instant messaging.

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