Ray Tomlinson Dies

Posted by Dr Davidd OBE DASc on
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Today we were saddened by the news that Ray Tomlinson has died. Now most of you will probably be thinking “who the hell is he?” Unlike many others Ray stayed very much in the background but the internet pioneer was responsible for inventing email. The US computer programmer came up with the idea of electronic messages that could be sent from one network to another. His invention included the ground-breaking use of the @ symbol in email addresses, which is now standard.