[e2e] Nature mag, DARPA, and the Internet

David P. Reed dpreed at reed.com
Sat Aug 9 13:41:05 PDT 2003

Email is much more complicated, I think.   I remember email before 
Multics.   Certainly "instant messaging" goes back to the early MAC (which 
became CTSS).   DTSS had email, I think, too.

But message switching intertwines with telegraphy, which was an entirely 
different thread.

At 11:12 AM 8/9/2003 -0700, Bob Braden wrote:
>   *>
>   *> Mea culpa on the mouse. Again the DARPA PR engine has failed us. NLS
>   *> might be a good ref for email too, for that matter.
>   *>
>   *> Joe
>   *>
>No, email originated under Multics and then at BBN -- both were
>DARPA funded.

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