[SIGCIS-Members] Email "inventor" claimant to run for U.S. Senate -- alternative facts about technology and democracy collide

Andrew Meade McGee amm5ae at virginia.edu
Sat Feb 25 07:41:22 PST 2017

As a follow up to Ayyadurai's candidacy  -- have there been any previous
instances of people who identify with the software industry running for
major political office in the United states or internationally?


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Andrew Meade McGee
Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
PO Box 400180 - Nau Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 10:37 AM, Andrew Meade McGee <amm5ae at virginia.edu>

> Continuing with the ongoing saga of V. A. Shiva and his claims regarding
> the invention of e-mail, that gentleman has just announced his candidacy
> for the United States Senate.
> https://twitter.com/va_shiva/status/835420061993218048
> As several SIGCIS contributors noted earlier this month, this nicely
> parallels the upcoming SHOT themes of technology and democracy. "Alternate
> facts" about the history of technology will play a major public element of
> this campaign next year.
> --Andrew
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