Email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies at 74

Ray Tomlinson, the American programmer widely credited with inventing email, has died. He was 74.

Tomlinson invented direct electronic messages between users on different machines on a certain network in 1971. Untill then, users could only write messages to others using the same computer. “A true technology pioneer, Ray was the man who brought us email in the early days of networked computers,” his employer, Raytheon, said in a statement.

“His work changed the way the world communicates and yet, for all his accomplishments, he remained humble, kind and generous with his time and talents, He will be missed by one and all.”

-more at NDTV

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