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[ih] Defamation lawsuit brought by self-proclaimed email "inventor" settles

Thomas Haigh's piece displays good academic research but is rife with typos.

That does not remove the substance of truth that Haigh offers. Ayyadurai's
claims are without merit.


On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 12:11 PM John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:

> In article <20190521150017.B255C18C0A3 at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> you write:
> >I wonder to what degree Ayyadurai's campaign to get credit was just part
> of
> >the runup to his Senate campaign? If so, his defeat there is true karma.
> He started claiming he invented email around 2012 and the senate campaign
> was
> in 2017-2018, so I doubt that was the motivation.
> Here is a well researched and quite long piece on the whole sorry
> story, published on the ACM SIGCIS web site by Thomas Haigh, an actual
> historian:
> http://www.sigcis.org/ayyadurai
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