[e2e] Nature mag, DARPA, and the Internet

Dave Crocker dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Sat Aug 9 11:59:13 PDT 2003


BB> No, email originated under Multics and then at BBN -- both were
BB> DARPA funded.

The usual credit for *networked* email is Ray Tomlinson, linking sndmsg
applications on Tenex (and, yes, at BBN). He says it was in 1972.

I do not recall Multics inventing any email services, though of course
it was an important participant.

 Dave Crocker <mailto:dcrocker at brandenburg.com>
 Brandenburg InternetWorking <http://www.brandenburg.com>
 Sunnyvale, CA  USA <tel:+1.408.246.8253>, <fax:+1.866.358.5301>

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