[ih] Historical Tracing from Concept to Reality over 5 decades?

Craig Partridge craig at tereschau.net
Mon Jul 6 13:59:58 PDT 2020

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 2:24 PM Dave Crocker via Internet-history <
internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:

> On the other hand, Ray's opportunistic cleverness definitely /was/
> accidental.  Especially as compared against the more elaborate
> (cumbersome) approach others were considering.  But again, that's a
> matter of the low-level detail.

I think this undersells Ray's insight/genius.  Sometimes what makes
something go from intellectual concept to reality is someone figuring out
how to make the something simple.  And Ray found a way to make email
simple, and easy to use, and it exploded.  And then it exploded again when
Vittal created MSG and "Answer" [modern Reply].


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