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EMAIL Turns 29 Today

PINOYs hook on the web should know that today, 29yrs ago – Aug 30, 1982, then 14yrs-old Shiva Ayyadurai got a formal issuance of the copyright for “EMAIL” by the US Copyright Office, which forever changed the way people communicate with each other.

“..the term ‘Electronic Mail’, ‘EMAIL’ itself was a new term. The two words, ‘Electronic’ and ‘EMAIL juxtaposed together for me originally brought images of vaporizing paper and somehow transporting it across electrical wires, like the transporter in Star Trek,” says Shiva (funny, the geek in him shows).

starting in 1978, he began creating the first EMAIL system while a student @ the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

Shiva Ayyadurai, a scientist-technologist, entrepreneur, inventor and educator, is a Fulbright Scholar, Lemelson-MIT Awards Finalist, Westinghouse Science Talent Search award recipient, holds four degrees from M.I.T..

check out the history of email and read more @ [http://www.vashiva.com]

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