32 years have passed since the electronic mail was invented and few know that it was VA Shiva Ayyadurai who invented this awesome technology. VA Shiva Ayyadurai, a 14-year-old Indian-American boy, who allowed us to communicate with others in a matter of seconds.
While the rest of the children were studying in their schools, Ayyadurai was designing a large-scale emulation of the e-mail system that he called E-mail. And not only that, since this system was a great success when playing functions such as inbox, folders, memos and an address book. Elements that have now become an integral part of the way we transmit and save messages online.
VA Shiva Ayyadurai was born in Bombay, but at age 7 he moved to the United States with his family. While studying at Livingston High School in New Jersey, he looked at each secretary’s desk and saw that they all had message folders, erasers, trash, and other files along with their keyboard.
It was there that he originated an electronic version of the system. He created a computer program of more than 50 thousand lines of code and created the e-mail.
On August 30, 1982, the United States government officially recognized him as the inventor of the e-mail, rewarding him with the first American copyright that was sent by e-mail. We hope his name will become better known and honored for such a discovery.
Despite his discovery, Ayyadurai still does not receive great recognition, since not many recognize his name. Let’s thank this man, now 52 years old, for this great invention since email has changed our lives and the way we communicate.
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