[SIGCIS-Members] A fresh tissue of lies...

Dave Walden dave.walden.family at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 09:19:48 PDT 2016

If I go to bbn.com, I find in small letters in the right column a link 
to "The first network email".  When I follow that link, I get to
I don't think it is claimed there that BBN invented email.  I don't know 
what may be claimed on some other Raytheon site.  In the decades I was 
at BBN, lots of us tried to stop BBN people who didn't know any better 
from saying that BBN or Ray Tomlinson invented email.  Back in those 
days we were worried about being fair to the people who prior to Ray's 
demonstration of networked email already had what today we call email 
running within single computers, e.g., within time-sharing systems.  -Dave

On 3/24/2016 10:51 AM, Dag Spicer wrote:
> Now available from S.A.’s dupes…
> … and a special thanks to all of us at SIGCIS …
> What also needs to be investigated, by likely an independent 
> professional ethics body, is the biased, unscholarly, and defamatory 
> attacks on Ayyadurai(‘SIGCIS Blog’, 2012),and the clear conflict of 
> interest, as exemplified in the list of individuals in Mr. Haigh’s 
> “Acknowledgements” section thanking those who helped him in 
> denigrating Ayyadurai:
> “Acknowledgements: Thanks to the dozens of people who sent me hundreds 
> of messages after learning that I was working on a response for the 
> Post. Many helped to read and shape earlier drafts. In no particular 
> order: Evan Koblentz, Catherine Lathwell, Peter Meyer, Dave Walden, 
> Debbie Deutsch, Marie Hicks, James Sumner, Ken Pogran, Tom Van Vleck, 
> Dag Spicer, Mark Weber, JoAnne Yates, Murray Turoff, Al Kossow, Ramesh 
> Subramanian, David Alan Grier, Paul McJones, Nathan Ensmenger, David 
> Hemmendinger, Jeffrey Yost, David Moran, Peggy Kidwell, Debbie 
> Douglas, Alex Bochannek, Bill McMillan, Len Shustek, Petri Paju, 
> Elizabeth Finler, Dave Crocker, Ray Tomlinson, Pierre Mounier Kuhn, 
> James P.G. Sterbenz, Ben Barker, Jim Cortada, and Craig Partridge.” 
> (‘SIGCIS Blog’, 2012)
> A significant cluster or coalition of the individuals listed in the 
> Acknowledge- ments have a direct and indirect, and/or close 
> affiliation to Raytheon/BBN, who claims they “invented email,” as 
> evident on their website (Raytheon/BBN, n.d.), which brandishes the 
> ‘@’ logo with its numerous press and marketing releases claiming that 
> it is the home of the “inventor of email,” Mr. Ray Tomlinson.
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