The computer legend who invented email has passed away
Tomlinson was the man that basically invented email as we know it today, including making the choice to use the "@" sign in an email address. He was 75.Tomlinson invented email, a system where a user on one network could send a message to someone on another network, in 1971.
When asked about it in an interview with the New York Times in 2009, Tomlinson explained, "I sent a number of test messages to myself from one machine to the other. The test messages were entirely forgettable and I have, therefore, forgotten them."On Saturday, the man widely recognized as the grandfather of the internet, Vint Cerf, tweeted the news that Tomlinson had passed away.
Very sad news: Ray Tomlinson has passed away. https://t.co/Ghi8B2m3IX- vinton g cerf (@vgcerf) March 5, 2016
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