[SIGCIS-Members] Resources on Ayyadurai saga

vishwas Rudramurthy vshwsr at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 16:05:19 PST 2017


Hi Tom,

Greetings!

I would like to be part of this project.

Please let me know the next steps regarding same opportunity.

So forth looking forward for your kind reply.

Thanks and Have a Great Day,
- Vishwas
+91-9535493378

On Jan 5, 2017 9:16 PM, "Thomas Haigh" <thomas.haigh at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sounds like good idea. I’m busy with some other projects right now, and in
> any event it would be good to have somebody else take the lead on this for
> a while – make it more apparent to casual observers that there is a
> consensus in the history of computing community on this.
>
>
>
> Here are some resources that might be useful for someone thinking of
> writing on this issue:
>
>
>
> ·               http://www.sigcis.org/ayyadurai  - my main page (includes
> links to various video and media content that would look good in a blog
> post, including a Xerox video). This tries to document and evaluate every
> historical claim made by Ayyadurai.
>
> ·               http://www.tomandmaria.com/Tom/Writing/CACM-SevenLessons.
> pdf my CACM article with lessons to be learned from the initial part of
> the case. This is more of a general reflection on what was going on from a
> media narrative viewpoint.
>
> ·               http://www.inventorofemail.com/  Ayyadurai’s own site
>
> ·               http://www.bostonmagazine.com/
> 2012/05/shiva-ayyaduri-email-us-postal-service/   Boston globe article –
> not 100% reliable, but if you read to the end carefully you’ll get the
> right idea.
>
> ·               https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140901/07280928386/
> huffpo-publishes-bizarre-misleading-factually-incorrect-multi-part-series-
> pretending-guy-invented-email-even-though-he-didnt.shtml  One of a number
> of solid Techdirt posts debunking Ayyadurai, this one dealing with the 2014
> effort to push a misleading “History of Email” series focused exclusively
> on Ayyadurai.
>
> ·               https://www.techdirt.com/blog/?tag=shiva+ayyadurai*.*Other
> Techdirt posts from this link, including one quoting me:
> https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140903/18514728409/
> huffington-post-finally-responds-stands-its-completely-bogus-totally-
> debunked-history-email-series.shtml
>
> ·               https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/omblog/post/origins-
> of-e-mail-my-mea-culpa/2012/03/01/gIQAiOD5kR_blog.html  Washington Post
> ombudsman admitting that the story was unfounded
>
> ·               http://www.tomandmaria.com/Tom/Writing/
> HistoriesOfTheInternetDRAFT.pdf  Introduction to special issue of I&C on
> Internet History in which we mention Ayyadurai’s case as an example of an
> attempt to fill in the gap between people’s ordinary experience and the
> ARPANET story. Example of a way to acknowledge appeal of the Ayyadurai
> narrative without endorsing its claims.
>
>
>
> Resources on the actual history of email include
>
>
>
> ·         Janet Abbate’s *Inventing the Internet*
>
> ·         Craig Partridge’s Annals paper, “The Technical Development of
> Internet Email.” This is the best overview of the actual development of
> modern email.
>
> ·         My chapter in The Internet and American Business has some
> material on non-Internet email and how it was eventually assimilated:
> http://www.tomandmaria.com/Tom/Writing/ProtocolsForProfitDRAFT.pdf.
>
>
>
> Best wishes,
>
>
>
> Tom
>
>
>
> *From:* Members [mailto:members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org] *On Behalf Of *Christine
> Finn
> *Sent:* Thursday, January 05, 2017 9:09 AM
> *To:* David Golumbia <dgolumbia at gmail.com>
> *Cc:* Sigcis <members at sigcis.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Shiva/Gawker, also AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHH
>
>
>
> I'd be happy to help with this. If we can craft something I'd be pleased
> to help reach a wider audience. I am already in touch with the UK Sunday
> Times - I contribute to them - and can make time to help with this, I don't
> have the tech expertise you all have, but can tell the story for the
> general public.
>
> all best
>
> Christine
>
>
>
> On 5 January 2017 at 09:56, David Golumbia <dgolumbia at gmail.com> wrote:
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>
>
> "This is a historic victory for truth," declared Dr. Ayyadurai. "Americans
> have no tolerance for fake news, lies
>
>
>
> i mean, it's by far not the most offensive part of this story, but this
> statement leapt out at me--you coulda fooled me, and PT Barnum, and every
> "reality show" producer, and Facebook, and, and...
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> David Golumbia
> dgolumbia at gmail.com
>
>
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