The Invention of Email by Shiva Ayyadurai

In 1978, 14-year-old Shiva invents email — the system we know today, when he creates the electronic version of the old-fashioned interoffice paper mail system (inbox, outbox, folders, memo, attachments, etc.), and names it “email.” In 1982, he receives the first U.S. Copyright for “Email,” officially recognizing him as its inventor.