Dag Spicer dspicer at computerhistory.org
Wed Jan 4 15:42:26 PST 2017

Relevant wisdom from Austin Powers: “My father would make outrageous claims, like he invented the question mark.”

King Canute, excuse me Shiva, can rail against the waves all he likes…  still they come…

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On Jan 4, 2017, at 3:31 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan at snarc.net<mailto:evan at snarc.net>> wrote:

I strongly advise putting on a helmet before reading because you will want to bang your heads against the wall extremely hard. I know I do.


From the press release:


Gawker Media has paid Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai a $750,000 settlement payment and later this month will permanently remove its libelous article about him, which denied Dr. Ayyadurai's invention of email.

Victory over Gawker Media

"This is a historic victory for truth," declared Dr. Ayyadurai. "Americans have no tolerance for fake news, lies or cyberbullying. A 14-year-old kid working in Newark, New Jersey in 1978 invented email. This settlement honors that innovation."

There is no reasonable dispute that Dr. Ayyadurai is the inventor of email.

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