The 14 Year Old Indian Who Invented Email


WASHINGTON: VA Shiva Ayyadurai, an Indian-origin scientist who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system or “email” from the US government 32 years ago, has slammed his critics for not giving him full credit. 

Shiva Ayyadurai

In an interview to Huffington Post, Ayyadurai, who was only 14 when he developed the technology, claimed his modest background prevented him from getting the recognition he deserved from people who are both economically and racially prejudiced. 

“The reality is this: in 1978, there was a 14-year-old boy and he was the first to create electronic office system. He called it email, a term that had never been used before, and then he went on and got official recognition by the US government,” he told Huffington Post. 

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