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Actor James Woods Gloats Over Death Of Random Twitter Troll He Sued To Unmask [Updated]
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October 21, 2016

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Actor James Woods is an asshole. Let's just put that front and center. As you may recall, a little over a year ago, Woods sued a random Twitter user who went by the pseudonym "Abe List." "List" frequently mocked Woods, including calling him "clown-boy" and a "cocaine addict." Woods then sued for defamation, demanding $10 million, and tried to unmask List. This was ridiculous for any number of reasons, not the least of which is calling much more attention to what a thin-skinned jackass Woods is from anonymous Twitter users. But, more importantly, such hyperbolic statements in an internet forum are not defamation -- rhetorical hyperbole certainly doesn't meet the standard for defamation of a public figure. On top of that, trying to unmask an anonymous speaker is really, really sketchy, and there's a very high bar.

Oh, and did we mention that Woods himself has a long history of similar rhetorical hyperbole on Twitter, including making statements about others smoking crack?

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James Woods @RealJamesWoods
@stevmg Well, put down your crack pipe, and retread my timelines. You'll find plenty there.
11 Oct 2013


California, of course, has a strong anti-SLAPP law, and Abe List, with the help of lawyers Lisa Bloom and Ken "Popehat" White, sought to use it to get the case kicked out. While the judge initially agreed that Woods' lawsuit was a SLAPP suit, he eventually changed his mind, and said that Woods could find out who Abe List really is. List appealed to California's 2nd District Court of Appeal soon after that ruling earlier this year. Since then the case had moved forward with both sides filing opening briefs.

However, apparently "List" just died. There are no details, but List passed away -- and with it, the case is over. The court docket shows that on Thursday, his lawyers filed for the case to be dismissed based on List's death and the court quickly dismissed the case and closed it. No matter what you think of anything, this is not a great situation. Someone died.

And total asshole James Woods decided to not just gloat about it, but to rub everyone's face in it. First, he pretended that the dismissal was because he was going to win the case:

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James Woods @RealJamesWoods
The slime who libeled me just dropped his appeal contesting my victorious SLAPP motion. Perennial loser @LisaBloom isn't yapping so much now
20 Oct. 2016


That's so obnoxious that you might even overlook the fact that Woods here flat out admits he filed a SLAPP lawsuit.

Bloom, quite reasonably offended, pointed out that her pseudononymous client had died and it's pretty obnoxious to gloat over a default victory like that.

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Lisa Bloom @LisaBloom
Hi James. As you surely know, my client died. Have a nice day and stay classy!
20 Oct 2016


Just to put an exclamation point on what a total and complete jackass he is, Woods responded to others pointing out that the client died by gleefully celebrating his death and hoping it was "in agony."

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James Woods @RealJamesWoods
@theangrymick @LisaBloom Hopefully screaming my name. In agony.
20 Oct 2016


He doubled down on that with another person, talking about how he'll follow people "to the bowels of hell."

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James Woods @RealJamesWoods
@ByYourLogic Screaming my name, I hope. Learn this. Libel me, I'll sue you. If you die, I'll follow you to the bowels of Hell. Get it?
20 Oct. 2016


That's sickening. Like, literally. I feel ill. What kind of person would celebrate anyone's death? Even someone they dislike? I have no idea if James Woods is a "cocaine addict" but he sure is an extreme asshole.

Oh, and kinda creepy too.


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James Woods @RealJamesWoods
Dear @LisaLoeb. I mistakenly tweeted your name. If I could have the honor to take you to dinner and apologize in person, I would be honored.
James Woods @RealJamesWoods
@LisaLoeb So sorry, I had an auto spell snafu and your name was mistakenly in my tweet! I adore you and am so sorry for the mistake!
James Woods @RealJamesWoods
Not @LisaLoeb (typo) @LisaBloom! The perennially loser loudmouth diet guru masquerading as an attorney. She lost to my lawyers once again.


I asked Ken White if he had anything to say about this and he replied:

It was a privilege to represent Abe Doe. He was passionate about many issues and a fierce and incisive debater, not afraid to mix it up with his own attorney. He challenged me just as easily as he challenged others. I was proud to help him fight a contemptible censorious lawsuit, and am very sad about his passing.


Update: And, of course, James Woods has now deleted many of those tweets I have above, but added a new one, attacking the lawyer, Lisa Bloom, for mentioning Abe's death. You know, the one he was gloating over.

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James Woods @RealJamesWoods
@LisaBloom Having spent time listening to you, he's no doubt in a better place. Keep losing, dear
James Woods @RealJamesWoods
@LisaBloom And how classy of you, dear, to announce his death on @Twitter. Slinking into the spotlight at his family's expense? #Lovely


Another update: According to Eriq Gardner at THResq, despite Abe's death, Woods and his lawyers are going to continue the case to try to unmask who Abe really was.

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Exposing the self-proclaimed 'inventor of email'. Gizmodo has published a profile of Shiva Ayyadurai, debunking his claims to be the "inventor of email."
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Last month the Washington Post published a profile of Shiva Ayyadurai, describing him as the "inventor of e-mail" based on a program called EMAIL that he wrote in the late 1970s as a New Jersey high school student. This sparked a firestorm of controversy, with many readers pointing out that electronic messaging predated Ayyadurai's work by several years, and the Post eventually posted a lengthy correction. So, is this Ayyadurai a chancer, trying to claim credit for a revolutionary invention he had nothing to do with? Not if you believe his convoluted side of the story, which Gizmodo ran today. Ayyadurai claims that after he exposed corruption in a local R&D organization, the Indian government is trying to discredit him with smears against his character.

Unfortunately, the fact that Ayyadurai seems all too willing to be profiled as the inventor of email in major news outlets — and that he owns and runs the domain inventorofemail.com — would seem to heavily undermine his defense. What he could have a claim to is the first use of the term "email," and he was indeed awarded the copyright for his EMAIL software in 1982. He's less than clear about the distinction on his site, though, using semantic maneuvers such as dismissing Ray Tomlinson's groundbreaking first message via ARPANET in 1971 as "pre-EMAIL," while claiming that the iPhone uses "EMAIL" to this day. As Gizmodo notes, "creating a type of airplane named AIRPLANE doesn't make you Wilbur Wright." Like many other technologies, it's difficult to ascribe a single inventor to email, but it's safe to say that Shiva Ayyadurai would not be our first choice.
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Did MIT Professor V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai Really Invent Email, Or Is He Just a Fraud?
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V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai’s been referred to as “the man who invented email” by TIME. Last month, he traveled to Washington D.C. to donate the original code for his email system to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, according to the Washington Post. He holds four degrees from MIT -- where he is now a lecturer for the Department of Biological Engineering -- and, among other things, is being called a “nut,” “fraud” and “loon” by his colleagues.

Gizmodo dived into “the crazy story of the man who pretended to invent email,” tracing back to 1978 when Ayyadurai was 14-years-old and living in New Jersey. Enamored by the communication system being used at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, Ayyadurai began began building what he’d soon copyright as “EMAIL.”

Electronic messaging predates V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai’s work in 1978, however, and his copyright to “email” establishes him only as the creator of the “computer program for [an] electronic mail system.” When Gizmodo first brought this up, claiming Ayyadurai might be an “impostor,” he claimed he was really just the “victim of international character assassination.”

Ayyadurai worked for the Indian government in 2009, helping to run CSIR, a national research and development incubator. Ayyadurai calls it “corrupt,” telling Gizmodo patents were plagiarized and anyone who tried to speak up was canned. Ayyadurai couldn’t sit by and watch, and so he relinquished his title and called “for freedom of speech among colleagues.” The Indian government clamped down. He was fired, evicted from his government housing and urged to flee the country. And flee he did -- right to MIT.

“Don’t know him, but [he] didn’t invent email,” said an anonymous MIT coworker to Gizmodo. “If he claims to have done so, he’s a dick.

Ayyadurai’s convinced the Indian government is slandering his name, though. So, to compensate, he’s created dozens of domains to affirm his title, including InventorOfEmail.com, DrEmail.com and EmailInventor.com. If that’s not enough, Gizmodo reports Ayyadurai has 100 more sites to push the claim home.

Raymond Tomlinson is someone people look to as an actual pioneer of email. He’s best known for known for having sent the first text letter between two computers on ARPANET in 1971. Even the “To,” “From,” “CC” and “BCC” fields Ayyadurai claims to have created were really developed and documented a full year before Ayyadurai’s project even began.

Back then, however, those emails weren’t called “emails,” but rather “messages.” So, actually copyrighting “email” is the only thing that made much of a difference. “But creating a type of airplane named AIRPLANE doesn't make you Wilbur Wright,” writes Sam Biddle of Gizmodo, and he couldn’t be more right.


So -- is it all just a big scam? Looking at Ayyadurai’s personal website, it's hard to tell. That’s some PR.
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How The Guy Who Didn't Invent Email Got Memorialized In The Press & The Smithsonian As The Inventor Of Email
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February 22, 2012

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Late last week, the Washington Post reported that The Smithsonian had acquired "tapes, documentation, copyrights, and over 50,000 lines of code from V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, who both the Smithsonian and the Washington Post insisted was the "inventor of e-mail." There's just one problem with this: It's not actually true. Lots of internet old-timers quickly started to speak out against this, especially on Dave Farber's Interesting People email list, where they highlighted how it's just not true. As is nicely summarized on Wikipedia's talk page about Ayyadurai, he was responsible for "merely inventing an email management system that he named EMAIL," which came long after email itself. The Washington Post eventually offered the following "clarification":

Clarification: A number of readers have accurately pointed out that electronic messaging predates V. A. Shiva Ayyadurai’s work in 1978. However, Ayyadurai holds the copyright to the computer program called "email," establishing him as the creator of the “computer program for [an] electronic mail system” with that name, according to the U.S. Copyright Office.


Except... that "clarification" seems to confuse copyright with patents. Copyright is only over the specific copyrightable work created -- which would be the specific code he used. It does not, in any way, establish him as "the creator" of "the" electronic mail system -- merely an electronic mail system -- and hardly the first one. I could write some sort of email management software tomorrow and copyright that... and it would no more make me an "inventor" of email than Ayyadurai.

There's a detailed history of email over at the NetHistory site, and you'll note that Ayyadurai doesn't warrant a mention -- which isn't surprising since his work comes way after most of the important stuff was done. Thomas Haigh sent a detailed email to the SIGCIS list, breaking down what happened. Apparently, Time Magazine ran a profile of Ayyadurai a few months back, calling him "the man who invented email," which resulted in the Smithsonian's interest. But even that article notes at the beginning that Ayyadurai actually just holds a copyright on EMAIL, rather than email itself. It even asks about the fact that Ray Tomlinson is often credited as being the inventor of email -- and his efforts came much earlier.

Either way, it appears that Ayyadurai has played up this idea that he's the inventor of email, despite little to back that up (apparently frustrating many people who actually know the history). Yes, he copyrighted a particular bit of code, but there's little to support the idea that he had very much to do with "the invention of email" in any way. But, that's not what the Washington Post (or, apparently, the Smithsonian) will tell you...
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Shiva Ayyadurai, inventor of a program named "EMAIL"
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Mar 6, 2012

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At Gizmodo, Sam Biddle takes a long look at Shiva Ayyadurai, the MIT lecturer who snookered Time, the Smithsonian Museum and The Washington Post into believing he invented email. Ayyadurai appears to be a brilliant, paranoid huckster.

He's generally described by his colleagues as a nut and fraud—the terms "asshole," and "loon" were tossed around freely by professors who were happy to talk about their coworker but prefer to remain anonymous. "Don't know him, but [he] didn't invent email. If he claims to have done so he's a dick," said one MIT brain. [Ayyadurai] claims that [The Indian government] hired a team of "bloggers" and PR hatchet men to smear him across the internet. Target number one? His claim to be the father of email.


Ayyadurai registered a program called "email" with the copyright office in 1978, but email itself is older. While he details specific aspects of email that his program introduced, Biddle finds these claims just as suspect. Moreover, in the video of Ayyadurai below, he talks of "my inventing the email system." In other words, he's willing to fill whatever container is put before him.

The Post's fixed its story, but Time hasn't.
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Internet Hall of Fame Recognizes Internet Leaders and Luminaries
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March 8, 2012

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INTERNET HALL OF FAME TO RECOGNIZE LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENTS OF INTERNET PIONEERS, INNOVATORS, AND GLOBAL LEADERS

Internet Society convenes distinguished international panel to select inaugural inductees

[Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland – 08 March 2012] – The Internet Society today announced that in conjunction with its 20th anniversary celebration, it is establishing an annual Internet Hall of Fame program to honor leaders and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the global Internet. Inaugural inductees will be announced at an Awards Gala during the Internet Society’s Global INET 2012 conference in Geneva, Switzerland, 22-24 April 2012, http://www.internetsociety.org/globalinet.

There are extraordinary people around the world who have helped to make the Internet a global platform for innovation and communication, spurring economic development and social progress. This program will honor individuals who have pushed the boundaries to bring the benefits of a global Internet to life and to make it an essential resource used by billions of people. We look forward to recognizing the achievements of these outstanding leaders.

-- Internet Society CEO Lynn St. Amour


The Internet Society has convened an Advisory Board to vote on the inductees for the 2012 Internet Hall of Fame inauguration. The Advisory Board is a highly-qualified, diverse, international committee that spans multiple industry segments and backgrounds. This year’s Advisory Board members include:

• Dr. Lishan Adam, ICT Development Researcher, Ethiopia
• Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, WIRED
• Alex Corenthin, Directeur des Systemes d'Information, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar; Chair, Internet Society Senegal Chapter
• William Dutton, Professor of Internet Studies, Oxford Internet Institute
• Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab
• Mike Jensen, Independent ICT Consultant, South Africa
• Aleks Krotoski, Technology Academic/Journalist/Author
• Loic Le Meur, Founder & CEO, LeWeb
• Mark Mahaney, Internet Analyst, Citigroup
• Dr. Alejandro Pisanty, Professor at National University of Mexico; Chair of Internet Society Mexico Chapter
• Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Jimmy Wales, Co-founder, Wikipedia

We are extremely grateful to our distinguished Advisory Board members who have donated their time, energy, and expertise to this program. The breadth of their experiences and the diversity of their perspectives are invaluable, and we truly appreciate their participation.

-- Internet Society CEO Lynn St. Amour


ABOUT THE INTERNET SOCIETY

The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and foundations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone.

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Email creator, Ray Tomlinson, inducted into Internet Hall of Fame. Tomlinson, honored in first class of inductees, fundamentally changed global communication and secured the '@' symbol's place in history as a digital icon
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ray Tomlinson, a principal engineer at Raytheon BBN Technologies who sent the first network email in 1971 and saved the "@" symbol from probable extinction, is being honored among the first inductees into the Internet Hall of Fame for his invention of email. It was Tomlinson who made the historic choice to separate the name of his message's recipient from the name of the host computer using the "@" symbol, now one of the most universally recognized digital icons on the planet. His induction into the Hall of Fame was announced April 23 at the Internet Society's Global INET 2012 meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Raytheon BBN Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN).

Sometime after Shiva’s invention of email in 1978, a group of industry insiders, public relations experts and “historians” loyal to Raytheon/BBN, a multi-billion dollar company which had predicated its entire brand on the claim it had “invented email”, began purposely misusing the term “email” to refer to its developments in text messaging, done prior to 1978 as “email”, in order to hijack credit for the invention from the 14-year-old boy.

-- The Five Myths About Email’s History, by Deborah J. Nightingale, Ph.D.


"I am honored to be selected to the Internet Hall of Fame and have my name mentioned among such an elite and accomplished group," said Tomlinson. "The invention of email came out of a personal desire for a more convenient and functional way to communicate. Basically, I was looking for a method that did not require the person to be there when the message was sent and enabled the receiver to read and answer communications at their convenience. I still use email every day. In fact, it is my preferred form of communication."

In 1971, Tomlinson developed ARPANET's first application for network email by combining the SNDMSG and CPYNET programs, allowing messages to be sent to users on other computers. He chose the "@" sign to separate local from global emails in the mailing address. Person-to-person network email was born and "user@host" became the standard for email addresses -- and remains so to this day.

Tomlinson's email program revolutionized communications, fundamentally changing the way people and organizations interact and altering the cadence of every day life. Businesses, from global companies to tiny shops, transformed the way they communicated. People changed their ways of doing everything from shopping to banking to staying in touch with friends and family -- whether across town or on the other side of the world. Today, an estimated 1.9 billion people worldwide use email to communicate. They are sending 300 billion emails a day, eliminating traditional barriers of time and space.

This is the most recent of Tomlinson's many prestigious honors. In 2000, Tomlinson received the George R. Stibitz Computer Pioneer Award from the American Computer Museum. In 2001, he was honored with a Webby Award from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and was inducted into the Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame. In 2002, Discover Magazine awarded him its Innovation Award. In 2004, he earned the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Internet Award. In 2009, he was named the Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Technical and Scientific Research. In 2011, he was honored with the Eduard Rhein Kulturpreis Cultural Award. Ray Tomlinson is ranked No. 4 on the list of the top 150 MIT-related "ideas, inventions and innovators," compiled by The Boston Globe.

About The Internet Society and Its Internet Hall of Fame

The Internet Society is the world's trusted independent source of Internet leadership. The organization promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone.

The Internet Society established the Internet Hall of Fame this year to mark its 20th birthday and to acknowledge the Internet's profound impact. An Advisory Board of computer scientists, software engineers, Internet developers, historians, executives, venture capitalists, authors, researchers, futurists, academics, analysts, and journalists selected Internet Hall of Fame honorees from an open nomination process.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 people worldwide. For more about Raytheon, visit us at http://www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.

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He turned @ symbol into a mainstay of our electronic lives
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He transformed the once-obscure “@” symbol into one that has become instantly familiar around the world. Ray Tomlinson, who with his engineering colleagues gave the world electronic mail, died on Saturday.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Tomlinson helped Bolt, Beranek and Newman lay the groundwork for ARPANET, the federally-funded data network that would eventually morph into the Internet.

He and many of his colleagues at the Cambridge company worked on minicomputers — refrigerator-sized machines that could be used by several people working at video terminals. Such computers had long allowed users to send electronic messages to different users. But these messages were contained within a single computer.

In 1971, Tomlinson was working on a program to transfer data files between two or more computers. He realized that he could modify this program to transmit messages from one computer to another. “It remained to provide a way to distinguish local mail from network mail,” Tomlinson later wrote.

Tomlinson needed, however, to decide how to label the destination address. “The @ sign seemed to make sense,” he decided, because it implied that the recipient of the message was “at” a remote computer rather than a local one.

Tomlinson, who lived in Lincoln, was 74. He worked for Raytheon, which bought BBN in 2009.

“A true technology pioneer, Ray was the man who brought us e-mail in the early days of networked computers,” said a statement issued by Raytheon. “His work changed the way the world communicates and yet, for all his accomplishments, he remained humble, kind, and generous with his time and talents.”

MYTH #2: RAY TOMLINSON INVENTED "EMAIL" AND SENT THE FIRST "EMAIL" MESSAGE

This statement is a misuse of the term “email” since Ray Tomlinson did not invent email - the electronic replication of the interoffice, inter-organizational paper mail system. The invention referenced in such statements and attributed to Mr. Tomlinson is the simple exchange of text messages between computers.

This statement is a misuse of the term “email” since Ray Tomlinson did not invent email - the electronic replication of of the interoffice, inter-organizational paper mail system. The invention referenced in such statements and attributed to Mr. Tomlinson is the simple exchange of text messages between computers.

In fact, what Mr. Tomlinson did was to simply modify a pre-existing program called SNDMSG, which he himself did not write. The minor modifications he made enabled the exchange of simple text messages across computers. The resulting SNDMSG however, was unusable by ordinary people, and required a set of highly technical computer codes that the sender had to type to transfer a message from one computer to another. Such cryptic codes were far too technical, and could not be used by a secretary or office worker.

As historical references demonstrate, SNDMSG, far from being email, was at best, a very rudimentary form of text messaging. As John Vittal, an early leading pioneer in electronic messaging researcher, observed:


“The very simple systems (SNDMSG, RD, and READMAIL) did not integrate the reading and creation functions, had different user interfaces, and did not provide sufficient functionality for simple message processing.”—Vittal, John. MSG: A Simple Message System. Cambridge, MA: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1981.


Moreover, Mr. Tomlinson, to his own admission said that what he created was a “no-brainer” and a minor contribution.

“I was making improvements to the local inter-user mail program called SNDMSG. The missing piece was that the experimental CPYNET protocol had no provision for appending to a file; it could just send and receive files. Adding the missing piece was a no-brainer—just a minor addition to the protocol.”—Tomlinson, Ray, retrieved April 7, 2012.
http://openmap.bbn.com/~tomlinso/ray/fi ... frame.html


SNDMSG was less than a rudimentary form of text messging, and a far cry from email, the system created by Shiva which consisted of 50,000 lines of code that was the full-scale emulation of the entire interoffice mail system, by definition.

MYTH #3: THE “@” SYMBOL EQUALS THE INVENTION OF "EMAIL"

This is a misuse of the term “email” since it implies that the “@” symbol is equivalent to inventing email - the electronic replication of the interoffice, inter-organizational paper mail system.

The “@” symbol is used in an email address to separate the user name from the domain name. The invention referenced in the above statement is the use of the “@” symbol to distinguish two computers when sending a text message. The “@” symbol is not a necessary component to distinguish two computers, in some cases “-at” was used, as verified by Tom Van Vleck:


“Because the ‘@’ was a line kill character in Multics, sending mail from Multics to other hosts used the control argument -at instead.”—Van Vleck, Tom. History of Electronic Mail, http://www.multicians.org/thvv/mail-history.html, April 7, 2012.


In the first email system developed by Shiva, the symbol “.” was used to distinguish different computers. Equating the “@” symbol with the invention of email was a major branding and public relations effort of Raytheon/BBN. The “@” symbol is not email.

As M.A. Padlipsky, the eminent electronic messaging pioneer, an MIT graduate, a member of the ARPANET team, and a close contemporary of Mr. Tomlinson, observed of Raytheon/BNN’s long history of self-promotional activities:


“[T ]he BBN guys - who always seemed to get to write the histories and hence always seemed to have claimed to have invented everything, anyway, perhaps because BBN was the only "for-profit" to furnish key members of the original Network Working Group.”—Padlipsky, M.A., ARPANET contributor and author of more than 20 RFC specifications), “And they argued all night….”, http://archive.is/dx2TK


To conclude, the creation of the “@” symbol to distinguish computers, does not in any way equate to the invention of email.

-- The Five Myths About Email’s History, by Deborah J. Nightingale, Ph.D.


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Curriculum Vitae
VA Shiva Ayyadurai, Ph.D.
Chairman & CEO, CytoSolve, Inc.
Founder & Chairman, EchoMail, Inc.
Executive Director, International Center for Integrative Systems
Managing Director, General Interactive, LLC
Lecturer, MIT Comparative Media Studies
2012

Education

DEGREE / INSTITUTION AND LOCATION / YEAR(s) / FIELD

Ph.D. / MIT, Department of Biological Engineering / 2004- 2007 / Systems Biology
S.M. / MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering / 1988-1990 / Applied Mechanics
S.M. / MIT Media Laboratory, Department of Architecture / 1987-1989 / Scientific Visualization
S.B. / MIT, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science / 1986 / Operating Systems

Research Experience

2009-Present / Director, International Center for Integrative Systems

2011-Present / Research Manager, Comparative Media Studies, MIT

2008-2009 / Fulbright Research Scholar, Systems Biology and Traditional Medicines, US Fulbright Program

2004-2008 / Research Fellow, Computational Systems Biology, MIT Biological Engineering

1996-2004 / Chief Scientist, Large Scale Architectures for Message Analysis, EchoMail, Inc.

1992-1996 / Chief Technology Officer, Document Analysis & Modeling, Information Cybernetics, Inc.

1990-1992 / Research Team Leader, Handwriting Recognition, MIT Sloan School of Management

1988-1990 / Graduate Research Assistant, Wave Propagation Analysis and Modeling, MIT NDE Lab

1986-1988 / Graduate Research Fellow, Automated Graphic Design System, MIT Media Laboratory

1984-1986 / UROP Research, Particle Analysis in Fluidized Bed Reactors, MIT Langer Laboratory

1983-1984 / UROP Research, Cryogenic Embryo Preservation, MIT Health Sciences and Tech.

1981-1983 / UROP Research, Tadoma and Speech Recognition, MIT Research Lab for Electronics

1979-1981 / Research Associate, Sleep Pattern Analysis, UMDNJ Biomedical Engineering

1977-1980 / Research Associate, EMAIL System, UMDNJ Laboratory for Computer Science

Inventions

2009 – 2010 / KnowThyFace

2008 – 2009 / eMedics

2007 – 2008 / LogoCat

2003 – 2007 / CytoSolve

1999 – 2002 / Interactive.com

1994 – 1999 / EchoMail

1993 – 1994 / Arts-Online

2004 / U.S Patent: Filter for Modeling System and Method for Handling and Routing of Text Based Aynchronous Commmunications

2004 / U.S Patent: System and Method for Content-Sensitive Automatic Reply Message Generationy

2003 / U.S Patent: Relationship Management System and Method using Asynchronous Electronic Messaging

1992 – 1993 / Integrated Architecture for Handwriting Recognition

1990 – 1993 / Information Cybernetics: Generalized System for Pattern Recognition

1988 – 1990 / System for Classifying Fiber Composite Analysis

1986 – 1988 / Intelligent Design System for Graphics and Layout

1985 – 1987 / Workstation for Visualization of Fluid and Particle Motion

1983 – 1984 / Controller for CryoMicroscope System

1982 / First Copyright for EMAIL Issued by United States Copyright Office

1978 – 1981 / World's First EMAIL System

Industry & Entrepreneurial Experience

2011-Present / Chairman & CEO, CytoSolve, Inc.

2004-Present / Board Member, EchoMail, Inc.

2004-Present / Founder and Managing Director, General Interactive, LLC

1998-2004 / Founder, President & CEO, EchoMail, Inc.

1996-1998 / Founder, President & CEO, Media Production, Millennium Productions, Inc.

1994-1996 / Founder, President & CEO, Arts-Online, the first online arts community

1990-1994 / Director of Advanced Products, Dataware Technologies, Inc., CD-ROM Search Software

1986-1990 / Senior Engineer, IBM/Lotus Development Corporation, Graphics Software

1984-1986 / Senior Engineer, Information Resources, Inc., Marketing Analysis Software

1983-1984 / Consulting Software Engineer, Chase, Inc., Hydrodynamics Software

1982-1984 / Research Engineer, HP Medical Systems, Operating System for Cardiologist Workstation

1982-1983 / Consulting Software Engineer, MIT Civil Engineering, Intelligent Signal Processing

1981-1982 / Consulting Software Engineer, Number Nine, Inc., Advanced Graphics Hardware

Teaching Experience

2011 – Present / Lecturer, Systems Visualization, MIT Comparative Media Studies

2008 – 2011 / Lecturer, Systems Biology and Traditional Medicine, MIT Biological Engineering Department

2007 / Instructor, Biological Pathway Design and Implementation, MIT SMA Boot Camp

2006 / Instructor, Biological Pathway Design and Implementation, MIT SMA Boot Camp

2006 / Teaching Assistant, Control Systems and Dynamics, 2.14, MIT Mechanical Engineering

1994-2004 / Industry Expert, Dr. EMAIL Industry Lectures Worldwide, Global 2000 Companies

1992-1994 / Instructor, Information Technology I, MIT Sloan School of Management

1990 / Senior Engineer, Graphics Software, IBM/Lotus Development Corporation

1988 / Instructor, Physics, MITES Program

1987 / Teaching Assistant, Computer Graphics, 4.971, MIT Media Laboratory

1986 / Teaching Assistant, Measurements Laboratory, 2.671, MIT Mechanical Engineering

1985 / Teaching Assistant, Being There, MIT Humanities Department

1984 / Tutor, Circuits and Electronics, 6.002, MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

1983 / Tutor, Structures & Programming, 6.001, MIT Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

1982 / Instructor, IAP Course on Indian Art History, MIT Humanities Department

Selected Publications

1. S. Ayyadurai, D. A. Nordsletten, B. Yankama, R. Umeton, C. F. Dewey Jr., Multi-scale Mathematical Modeling to Support Drug Development, Proceedings of Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Hartford, CT, October 12-15, 2011.

2. S. Ayyadurai, C.F. Dewey, Jr., CytoSolve: A Scalable Computational Method for Dynamic Integration of Multiple Molecular Pathway Models, Biological Engineering Division, MIT, Cambridge, MA, June 28, 2011.

3. S. Ayyadurai, Biomimetics of Communication and Media, 12th International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management,, Ithaca, NY, June 2-5, 2011.

4. S. Ayyadurai, C.F. Dewey, Jr., A Distributed Computational Architecture for Integrating Multiple Biomolecular Pathways, Biological Engineering Division, MIT, Cambridge, MA, March 9, 2011.

5. S. Ayyadurai, Services-Based Systems Architecture for Modeling the Whole Cell: A Distributed Collaborative Engineering Systems Approach, Communications in Medical and Care Compunetics, Springer Publications, 16 November 2010.

6. S. Ayyadurai, B. Yankama, R. Umeton, C. F. Dewey Jr., Editing and Aligning Complex Molecular Pathways Using 3D Models, Proceedings of Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Austin, TX, October 6-9, 2010.

7. S. Ayyadurai, Commentary: Innovation Demands Freedom, Nature 7. India, December, 2009.

8. S. Ayyadurai, A Scalable Computational Architecture for Integrating an Ensemble of Biological Pathway Models, (in submission to Annals of Biomedical Engineering), November 2009.

9. S. Ayyadurai, Modeling the Cell, Proceedings of BIO-IT Conference, In Silicon Modeling Section, Boston. MA, April 2009.

10. S. Ayyadurai, Integration of Siddha with Systems Biology, Proceedings of Fullbright Conference 2009, Kolkata, India, March 2009.

11. S. Ayyadurai, Eva Sciacca, C. Forbes Dewey, Jr., A Web Based Tool for Integration of Molecular Pathway Models, Proceedings of BioInformatics and BioEngineering, 8th IEEE International Conference, 8-10 Oct. 2008.

12. S. Ayyadurai, Mission of Systems Biology, Bio-IT Beyond Genome Conference Proceedings, June 2008.

13. S. Ayyadurai, C.F. Dewey, Jr., Scaleable methods for large molecular pathway calculations: application to EGFR, In Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, Los Angeles, September 2007.

14. K. R. Stiehl, K. Dang, S. Ayyadurai, B.-S Seah, S. S. Bhowmick, C. Forbes Dewey, Jr., A New Approach to Database Creation Using Ontologies: OWLdb. K. Dang, K. R. Stiehl , S. Ayyadurai, B.-S Seah, S. S. Bhowmick, C. F. Dewey, Jr., An Information Architecture to Support Molecular Pathway

15. Models., In Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, Los Angeles, September 2007. S. Ayyadurai, C.F. Dewey, Jr., Integrating an Ensemble of Biochemical Network Models, In International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB 2007), Vienna, July 2007.

16. S. Ayyadurai, Cytosolve, In proceedings of the Singapore MIT Symposium for Computational and Systems Biology, January 2007.

17. S. Ayyadurai, Integrating Biological Pathway Models, In MIT CSBi Oktoberfest Proceedings, Cambridge, October, 2006

18. S. Ayyadurai, C. Forbes Dewey, Jr., C. Tan, Distributed Computing of Complex Collections of Biological Pathways, In World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (WC 2006), Seoul, August-September 2006.

19. S. Ayyadurai, C. F. Dewey, Jr., J. Bassingthwaighte, J. Butterworth, P. Villiger, P. Hunter, Normalization of Biological Pathways, In World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (WC 2006), Seoul, August-September 2006.

20. S. Ayyadurai, C.F. Dewey, Jr., Cytosolve: A Distributed Computational Architecture for the Integration of Biomolecular Pathways, In Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, September 2006.

21. C. F. Dewey, Jr., S. Ayyadurai, V. Rouilly, C. L. Poh, S. S. Bhowmick, J. Evans, R. I. Kitney, Footprints in the Sand: Supporting External Analysis of Medical and Biological Databases, In World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomecal Engineering (WC 2006), Seoul, August-Sept 2006.

22. S. Ayyadurai, Modeling Actin Polymerization as a System of Integrated Biomolecular Pathways, In Proceedings of the Annual MIT CSBi Oktoberfest, October 2005.

23. S. Ayyadurai, C.F. Dewey, Jr., Computing unsteady phenomenon across multiple molecular pathways, In Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 2005.

24. S. Ayyadurai, S. A. Cimaszewski, J. H. Williams, Jr.: Unsupervised Classification of Fiber Composite Interphases, In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Acusto-Electronics, The American Society of Nondestructive Testing, June 24-25, 1993.

25. A. Gupta, M. V. Nagendraprasad, A. Liu, Patrick Shen-Pei Wang, S. Ayyadurai: An Integrated Architecture for Recognition of Totally Unconstrained Handwritten Numerals, In International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 757-773, 1993.

26. G. V. Novakovic, L. E. Freed, S. Ayyadurai, H. Bernstein, Robert S. Langer and C. L. Cooney, Fluid-Dynamic Study of the Enzymatic Fluidized Bed Reactor for Blood Dehparinization, Fluidization VI, In Proceedings of the International Fluidization Conference, Banff, Canada, May 1989.

27. S. Laxminarayan, O. Mills, L. Rajaram, S. Ayyadurai, L.P. Michelson, Sleep Stage and Apnea Pattern Analysis, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, Espoo, Finland, August 1985.

Patents

Patent No. 6,668,281, V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, "Relationship management system and method using asynchronous electronic messaging", April 6, 2004.

Patent No. 6,718,368, V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, "System and method for content-sensitive automatic reply message generation for text-based asynchronous communications", April 6, 2004.

Patent No. 6,718,367, V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, "Filter for modeling system and method for handling and routing of text-based asynchronous communications", April 6, 2004.

Research Advisor & Thesis Support and Supervision

Ceryen Tan
MIT UROP Project, Biological Engineering,
Title: SBML API Programming for Biological Systems Integration, 2005-2007

Steven A. Cimaszewksi
MIT Masters Thesis, Mechanical Engineering,
Title: Statistical Analysis of Fiber Composite Interphase Inverse Problem, 1994.

Peter L. Sparks
MIT Bachelors Thesis, Electrical Engineering,
Title: A Hybrid Method for Segmenting Numeric Character Strings, 1991.

Matthew J. Labrador
MIT Bachelors Thesis, Electrical Engineering,
Title: The Generalized Mass-Spring Lattice Model with Damping : A Lagrangian Dynamics Approach, 1990.

Honors and Awards

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History accepts artefacts, papers and records of invention of EMAIL from V A Shiva Ayyadurai
National Museum of American History, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C, February 16, 2012

First Outstanding Scientist and Technologist of Indian Origin (STIO/H)
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, 2009

Fulbright Scholar:
US Fulbright, Washington, DC, 2008-2009

ISMB Travel Fellowship Award
ISMB 2007, Vienna, Austria, 2007

Graduate Research Fellowship
SMA Graduate Research Fellowship, 2004-2007

Communications SolutionsTM Product of the Year Award
EchoMail RMOS Product Suite, November, 2003

Customer Interactive Solutions, TMC Labs Innovation Award
EchoMail Customer Care, September, 2002

Massachusetts Interactive Media Council Award (MIMC)
Customer Support Applications, EchoMail CC/BI (Finalist) 2002

Silver Pencil Award, Integrated Branding
Wieden &Kennedy/EchoMail, cK one EMAIL Campaign, 2001

Lotus Beacon Award
EchoMail RMOS Product Suite, 2000

Best of Class Internet Commerce Expo
Customer Service & Fulfillment, EchoMail CC, 1999

Massachusetts Interactive Media Council Award (MIMC)
Groupware/Collaborative Website (Finalist) World Music, 1998

Massachusetts Interactive Media Council Award (MIMC)
Non-Profit/Public Service Online, AccessExpressed.org Online Community (Finalist), 1998

Who's Who in America
Accepted in 1997

Lotus Beacon Award
Best Messaging Solution, EchoMail Suite, 1997

Massachusetts Interactive Media Council Award
Best EMAIL/ Fax Application, EchoMail suite, 1997

Discover Magazine Award for Technical Innovation
XIVATM Core Technology, 1996

Finalist, Lemelson-MIT Award for Innovation
XIVATM Core Technology, 1996

Verizon (formerly GTE/BBN) Technologies Award
ProVision Award, Interactive Marketing Creative Direction, 1996

PCWeek's Web Site of the Week
Harvard-Square.com Online Community, 1996

Best of Europe Online
Arts-Online.com Online Community, 1996

Yahoo! #1 What's Cool
Harvard-Square.com Online Community, 1996

IBM Best Online Community
Harvard-Square.com Online Community, 1996

DISNEY EPCOT Center Award for Exhibit
Selected to be in Innoventions Exhibit, 1996

First Place, Competition for Automatic Categorization of Electronic Mail
Office of the President, White House, Washington, DC, November, 1994.

Winner, Automatic Categorization of SGML Tagged Documents
Information Handling Services (IHS), Boulder, CO, 1993

International Fellowship Research Grant, Research in the Cross-Language Translators
Sloan School of Management and Industrial Liaison Program and the Italian Trade Commission, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1992.

Elected Session Chairman, Session on Scientific Visualization
International IEEE EMBS Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Philadelphia, PA, 1991.

Founder and Organizer, Session on Scientific Visualization
International IEEE EMBS Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Seattle, WA, 1990.

Full Member, SIGMA XI
Since 1989

SIGMA XI UROP Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research
1985

MIT Mennen Scholar
1982-1986

Tau Beta Pi
1984.

ETA KAPPA NU
1984.

VI-A Hewlett-Packard COOP Assignment
Biomedical Division, Andover, MA 1983

MIT Varsity Soccer
1982

Awarded Westinghouse Science Talent Search Award
1981

Thomas Alva Edison/Max McGraw Finalist
1981

Accepted to American Legion Jersey Boys State Program
1981

Outstanding Statesman Award, American Legion Jersey Boys State
1981

All-County Soccer Champions
All-County Soccer Champions

Individual First Place in Advanced Mathematics at New Jersey State Mathematics Competition
1981

Accepted to Gifted Students Program
New York University Program in Computer Science at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences for gifted students in Eighth Grade of Junior High School, 1977

Skills

Programming Languages: C++, C, Java, HTML, ASP

Foreign Languages: Spanish, Italian, Tamil

General Skills: Problem Solving, Writing, Teaching and Lecturing, Fundraising, Research, Proposal Development, Software Architecture, Design and Development, User Interface Design, Mathematical Modeling, Organizational and Business Development, Crisis Management, Mentoring and Career Development, Negotiations.

Invited Lectures & Talks

MIT Lecture Series
Address: EAST MEETS WEST: Traditional Medicines + Modern Systems Biology
MIT, Cambridge, MA September 9, 2010 to December 9, 2010

Customer Response Summit
Address: PREDICTING THE FUTURE: Are You REALLY Ready to Listen?
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ November 3rd & 4th, 2010

Visual Interpretations Conference
Address: Collaborative Cave Drawings of Social Interactions: Simple Visualizations of Complex Phenomena
humanities + digital Visual Interpretations Conference @ MIT, Cambridge, MA May 2010

BIO-IT Conference In Silico Biology
Address: Modeling the Cell
BIO-IT Conference, Boston, MA April 2009

Sri Ramachandra University
Address: Integration of Yogic Science and Systems Biology
Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, IN, March 2009

SIAM Conference on Multi-Scale Systems
Address: Scalable Architecture for Integrating Multiple Biological Pathway Models
Montreal, CANADA August 2008

Genome Biology Conference - KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Address: The Mission of Systems Biology
Genome Biology Conference, San Francisco, CA June 2007

MIT UROP Panel
Address: Opportunities for Research at MIT
MIT UROP, Cambridge, MA February 2007

MIT Singapore Symposium
Address: Cytosolve
SMA Alliance Symposium, Singapore, January 2007

MIT GAME Seminar
Address: Modeling the Cell
Graduate Mechanical Engineering Students Seminar, Cambridge, MA 2005

Effective EMAIL Marketing Campaigns
Address: Measure your Success: New Metrics for EMAIL Marketing
The Institute for International Research, San Francisco, CA, February 2002

Excellence in E-CRM Conference
Address: The Big Lie of CRM
Allstate Corporation Conference Center, Northbrook, Ill. November 2001

E-Marketing / E-Service Seminar Series
Address: EMAIL Project Solutions
Cambridge Education Center, Cambridge, MA December 2001

EU Conference: Artificial Intelligence
How to Increase Banking Business and Open New Dialogue with On-line Customers
Address: E-Business Strategies for CRM
Realvision Vicenza e NTI UK Italia, Vicenza, Italy, June 2001

Pre-Conference Lecture, EMAIL2001 @ MIT Conference
Keynote Address: The Pulse of the Industry
Becton, Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, May 2001

Nothing But New Forum at Fidelity Center for Applied Technology
Keynote Address: EMAIL Marketing Strategies
Fidelity Center for Applied Technologies, Boston, MA, April 2001

EMAIL2001@MIT Conference: Intelligent Life
Keynote Address: The Corporate Nervous System
MIT University Park Hotel, Cambridge, MA, January 2001

Southern India E-Commerce Conference 2000
Keynote Address: EMAIL = E-Commerce
Advertising Club of Madras, Chennai, India, December 2000

Le Potenzialita del Marketing On-line in Italy
Keynote Address: Marketing On-line in Italy: How It Can Be Done
Brodeur Image Time, Milan, Italy, December 2000

2000 General Motors Dealer Summit
Keynote Address: eCRM - How EMAIL Helps Your Business
Maritz Performance Improvement Company, Scottsdale, AZ, October 2000

Producing Sales in Call Centers
Keynote Address: Implementing Interactive Web
Institute of International Research, Washington, D.C., June 2000

Measuring and Managing the Quality of EMAIL Response
Keynote Address: Using Automated Systems to Improve EMAIL Response
InfoCast, San Francisco, CA, May 2000

JCPenney Internet Day
Keynote Address: EMAIL - The Ultimate Relationship Builder
JCPenney, Huston, TX, May 2000

Annual Investment Conference for Private Companies
Keynote Address: Electronic Customer Relationship Management
Massachusetts Software and Internet Council, World Trade Center, Boston, MA, April 2000

Innovators Breakfast Series
Open Discussion: The eCRM Problem
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, April 2000

Innovators Breakfast Series
Open Discussion: The Power of EMAIL - Brand Loyalty in Real Time
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., April 2000

American Express, Naples Conference
Keynote Address: Electronic Customer Relationship Management
American Express, Naples, FL, March 2000

American Express, Bermuda Conference
Keynote Address: Electronic Customer Relationship Management
American Express Delivery Group, South Hampton, Bermuda, March 2000

Customer EMAIL Management
Keynote Address: Using Automated Systems to Improve EMAIL Response
International Quality & Production Center, London, England, February 2000

GM e-Wow Speaker Series: Building Customer Relationships Online
Keynote Address: Electronic Customer Relationship Management
General Motors Global Brand Management College, Detroit, Michigan, February 2000

Innovators Breakfast Series
Open Discussion: Is software That Answers EMAIL Automatically the Future of On-line Marketing?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, February 2000

Internet Customer Relationship Management
Keynote Address: Electronic Customer Relationship Management
The Institute for International Research, San Diego, CA, January 2000

Electronic Commerce World 1999 Conference
Educational Track: EMAIL--The Ultimate Relationship Builder
EC World 2001 Conference, Orlando, FL, October 1999

Technology Based Customer Care ICM Conference
Keynote Address: EMAIL = E-Commerce
ICM Conferences, Atlanta, Georgia, February 1999

DISNEY INSTITUTE/ OOPS Conference
Address: Object Oriented Programming, 1998
Other Seminar Leaders: Alan Kay

Industry RFP Awards

Allstate Corporation, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($1,500,000.00)

AT&T, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($120,000.00)

American Express, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($4,120,000.00)

BancOne Services Corporation, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($920,000.00)

BThree (Warner), Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($520,000.00)

Bausch & Lomb, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($25,000.00)

Becton Dickinson, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($1,110,000.00)

Bush for President, Inc., Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($820,000.00)

Cendant, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($20,000.00)

Citigroup, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($3,150,000.00)

Calvin Klein Cosmetics Company, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($830,000.00)

Classified Ventures, Inc., Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($710,000.00)

Dial Corporation, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($110,000.00)

Entertainment Media Services, Inc., Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($150,000.00)

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($80,000.00)

Gateway, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($1,170,000.00)

GEICO, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($2,250,000.00)

Hasbro Interactive, Inc., Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($510,000.00)

Hershey Foods Corporation, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($9,500.00)

Hilton Hotel, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($1,050,000.00)

HomePortfolio, Inc., Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($315,000.00)

The IT Group, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($25,000.00)

John Hancock Financial Services, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($660,000.00)

JCPenney, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($5,230,000.00)

LA Times, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($20,000.00)

Lycos, Inc., Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($670,000.00)

Kimberly Clark Corporation, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($130,000.00)

People, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($120,000.00)

Procter & Gamble Company, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($340,000.00)

Purina, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($280,000.00)

QVC, EMAIL Management: Inbound and Outbound EMAIL ($890,000.00)

Rx.com, Inc., Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($70,000.00)

Salomon Smith Barney, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($120,000.00)

Silicon Graphics, Inc., Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($310,000.00)

Sprint Spectrum, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($850,000.00)

TELUS Corporation, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($90,000.00)

Time Incorporated, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($45,000.00)

Turner Entertainment, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($9,500.00)

United States Senate, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($890,000.00)

Unilever Consumer Services, Business Intelligence and Customer Care Technology ($780,000.00)

Professional Art RFP Awards

Aaron Concert Management, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

American Indian Contemporary Arts, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Allworth Press, Art Promotional Support Online Branding ($15,000.00)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($80,000.00)

Art Complex Museum, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Boston Ballet, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($40,000.00)

Boston Casting Company, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Cambridge Art Cooperative, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Cambridge Multi-Cultural Art Center, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Dance Umbrella, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Fashion Cafe, Art Promotional Support Online Branding ($15,000.00)

Green Linnet/Xeonphile, Art Promotional Support Online Branding ($15,000.00)

Handel & Haydn Society, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

International Arts Manager, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Houston Ballet, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Lyric Stage, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

MMC Recordings, Art Promotional Support Online Branding ($15,000.00)

MUSICIAN Magazine, Art Promotional Support Online Branding ($40,000.00)

National Association Performing Artists Managers of America (NAPAMA), Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

New Age Voice, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Poetry Alive! Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Sedia Furniture Design, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Sculpture Review, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Strand Theater, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Very Special Art, National, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($70,000.00)

Very Special Art, Massachusetts, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($30,000.00)

World Music, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Young Concert Artists, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

ZIMA, Art Promotional Support Online Branding Grant ($15,000.00)

Books and Chapters in Books

EMAIL: The Ultimate Relationship Builder, Volume (In Progress)
Volume I, Volume II, Volume II
Author: V.A. Shiva

The Internet Publicity Guide: How to Maximize your Marketing and Promotion in Cyberspace
Author: V.A. Shiva
Publisher: Allworth Press, New York, 1997

Arts and The Internet: A Guide to the Revolution,
Author: V.A. Shiva
Publisher: Allworth Press, 1996, New York

Chapter on Electrodynamics, Dynamics,
Chapter in Book by Prof. Williams

Chapter in Communications Arts

Computer Assisted Automatic Indexing
Document Analysis Conference, October, 1994
Author: V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Submitted for Publication

Unsupervised Hierarchical Clustering of Fiber Interphases for Materials Classification
American Society of Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) Conference, April, 1993
Authors: V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, S. Cimaszewski, J.H. Williams. Jr.

Neural Network Based Hybrid System for Handwritten Character Recognition
Sloan School of Management Technical Report Fall, 1991
Author: Shiva Ayyadurai

Visualization of Wave Propogation in Anisotropic Media
Master of Science Thesis, MIT Media Laboratory February, 1990
Author: S. Ayyadurai

A Workstation for Particle Motion and Flow Analysis
IEEE Computers in Medicine, New Orleans, LA, November, 1988
Authors: Ayyadurai, Novakovic, Gordana, Langer, Bob

Blood Deheparinization in a Fluidized Bed Reactor
Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Fluid Dynamics, 1987
Author: Novakovic, G., Ayyadurai, S., Michelson, L.

Prototype Expert System for Bridge Deck Deteriorization
Project Report to NSF, September, 1986
Authors: Maser, Ken, Schott, Jean-Pierre, Ayyadurai, Shiva

Sleep Stage and Apnea Pattern Analysis, pp. 505-506
Journal of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering, Espoo Finland, August, 1985
Authors: Laximinarayan, S. Ayyadurai, S., Michelson, L.,

Ayyadurai's Four Point Theorem
The Mathematics Teacher, Spring, 1981
Author: Shiva Ayyadurai

Media Appearances

The Hindu: Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship Announcement, March, 2009

Times of India: Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship Announcement, March, 2009

MIT Tech Talk: Fulbright Scholar on New Adventure, September, 2007

Wall Street Journal: EchoMail Can Sort, Answer Deluge of EMAIL, 2001

Wall Street Journal: Amid Anthrax, Businesses Sour On U.S. Mail, 2001

Boston Business Journal: EMAIL Marketing Looks Past Spam to Viral Affection, 2001

Wall Street Journal: Mail Scare Could be Lethal for Businesses, 2001

B2B Magazine: Technology Leads Prospects to Sales, 2001

Customer Interactive Solutions: TMC Labs 2nd Annual Innovation Award, 2001

Mass High Tech's On the Move with Dyke Hendrickson, 2001

Forrester Research: "Effective Email Marketing" by Shar VanBoskirk with Charlene Li and Jennifer Parr, 2001

Customer Interactive Solutions: Solutions for EMAIL and Speech Interfaces, 2001

CFO Magazine: The Customers Always Write, by Alix Nyberg, 2001

Summit Strategies: On the Radar column by Associate Analyst Kate Claus, 2001

Business 2.0 with John Tomasic: 2001

Summit Strategies: UpFront column by Associate Analyst Kate Claus, 2001

Congress Online Project: EMAIL Overload in Congress Managing a Communications Crisis, 2001

Read Across America: Daniel Haggerty Elementary School and EchoMail, 2001

ZD Net: During a Recent Visit to India EchoMail CEO, V.A. Shiva, Meets The Press, 2001

MIT Technology Review: Dr. EMAIL Will See You Now, Cover Story by Deborah Shapley, 2000

CIO Magazine: Electronic Electorate, 2000

Tech Republic, The EMAIL Doctor is In, 2000

The Boston Globe: As far as the Senate is concerned, 'Dr. EMAIL' is in, 1999

Fast Company: The EMAIL Prescription, 1999

Internet World, Sites Invest Big in Technology to Improve Service, 1999

Fortune Magazine, Handling Customer Service on the Web, 1999

Adweek: Dr. EMAIL, 1999

Silicon India: Antidote for the EMAIL Ills, 1998

ComputerWorld: EMAIL Adds Aura to Calvin Klein Campaign, 1998

Mass High Tech: General Interactive May Rule the World of EMAIL, 1998

Continental Magazine: EchoMail's V.A. Shiva Has A Vision For The Internet That Begins With EMAIL, 1998

Exhibitor Magazine: IBM's Lead Retrieval System, 1998

Internet World: Companies Seek Solutions to EMAIL Flood, 1998

Electronic Messaging News: EchoMail® Executive Briefing, 1998

The Forrester Report: Commerce Technology Strategies, 1998

Times Union (Albany, NY) : The Web as a Black Hole, 1998

The Ann Arbor News: EMAIL Isn't Quite Down to Business, 1998

The Journal Record: Poor Response to EMAIL, 1998

The Press Democrat: Black Hole of EMAIL, 1998

The Houston Chronicle: Customer EMAIL, 1998

Integrated Marketing & Promotion: The Ultimate Relationship Builder, 1998

The New York Times: We Got Your EMAIL; Just Don't Expect a Response, 1998

Star Tribune: For Much Customer EMAIL the Web Can Be a Black Hole, 1998

Fort Worth Star Telegram: Much Internet Customer Slow as Snail Mail, 1998

Portland Press Herald: Many Companies Falter in Fielding Consumer EMAIL, 1998

Tallahassee Democrat: Companies Respond Poorly to Customer EMAIL, 1998

Mass High Tech: Millennium Clinches Olympic-Sized Deal, 1997

Andrew Ross Sorkin: Nike Ads Point Consumers to the Internet, 1997

Telephony Magazine: An E-Explosion, 1997

E-Business & Communications: IBM Solutions Strengthen Internet Service Providers for Success in "Second Wave" of the Internet, 1997

PC Week: Return to Sender , 1997

Communication Arts: The Internet Publicity Guide, 1997

Reseller Magazine: N.E. VAR Builds Very Special Intranet, 1997

Mass High Tech: Web Site Transforms the Hub into Surf City, 1996

The New York Times: Lotus Gears Up to Get a Slice of Internet Pie, 1996

Boston Business Journal: Marrying High Art with High Tech, 1996

Computer Reseller Magazine: VAR Bridges Arts, Technology Gap in Web Site Design, 1996
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