Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Invention of Email by Shiva Ayyadurai

In 1978, Shiva Ayyadurai, a 14-year old, dark-skinned, lower-caste, Indian immigrant boy, working at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey wrote over 50,000 lines of code to invent the world’s first full-scale electronic emulation of the interoffice, inter-organizational mail system consisting of: Inbox, Outbox, Folders, the Memo, Attachments, etc., naming the program “email,” defining email as we all experience today. He received the first Copyright for “Email,” in 1982, from the United States government, officially recognizing him as the inventor of email.

To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the invention of email, we are giving away five commemorative copies of the Copyright Certificate signed by Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai. Please register at the following site for a chance to win on of the copies:


Register to win a commemorative copy of copyright certificate for email awarded to Shiva Ayyadurai


Commemorative video in the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of Email: