A Short History Of Email

PC Mag reports –

It was 29 years ago today that V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai copyrighted the term “email”—actually, “EMAIL” to be precise. Depending on what you’re reading (and when you were reading it), you might also have seen “e-mail,” “E-mail,” “Email,” “eMail,” or “electronic mail.” But no matter how it’s spelled, email has become a permanent fixture in all of our lives since its official naming day on Aug. 30, 1982. But email actually got its start long before it got its permanent name. Shiva, an MIT alumnus and professor, traces the history of electronic mail in this handy infographic, which includes his own work in developing an email system back in 1978 when he was just 14 years old.

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1 Response to “A Short History Of Email”


  1. 1 Keystone Insurance Services, Inc. September 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing this article. Very interesting to retrace the relatively recent history of something that has become so integral to our daily lives.


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