[SIGCIS-Members] In today's Boston Globe, re developer of EMAIL

Sarah T. Roberts sarah.roberts at ucla.edu
Tue Feb 14 09:10:43 PST 2017

It may be an ideal time to publicize this goofiness, given the area of alternative facts and the public' fatigue with them, and the bullies who rely upon them. 


S a r a h  T.  R o b e r t s,  P h. D.

Assistant Professor
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Information Studies
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

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> On Feb 14, 2017, at 8:48 AM, Dave Walden <dave.walden.family at gmail.com> wrote:
> The reporter is quite a good technology reporter, in my view; and I see the Globe as a pretty high quality newspaper.  I suspect that the article was carefully reviewed by the Globe's legal people to cast doubt on Ayyadurai's claims without making it possible for him to sue them for saying his claims are wrong.
>> On 2/14/2017 11:42 AM, Pierre MOUNIER-KUHN wrote:
>> Well, the article – and even more the readers' comments – are far from providing our self-proclaimed hero with the best publicity...  
>> The most objectionable in this paper is the term "skeptics" ("The skeptics say that by the 1970s, e-mail as we know it today was routinely used"). We are not "skeptic", we know that S.A.'s claims are wrong.
>> Yours truly,
>> Pierre MK
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