The Man behind ‘@’ and e-mail passed away @ the age of 74

Ray Tomlinson passed away

Can you imagine sharing your V-cards without ‘@’ on it? How would the corporate world operate if there was no such feature? It would not have been possible if the invention was not done by New York born Ray Tomlinson who passed away due to a Heart Attack on March 05, 2016 at the age of 74.

Like of Alexander Graham Bell, Martin Cooper, the contribution of Ray Tomlinson shall be unforgettable for the globe, for his invention of email and ‘@’.

Ray Tomlinson, an American computer programmer, came up with the idea if messages could be sent electronically between the computers, which became possible in 1971, when he sent his first ever email on the  ARPANET system, the predecessor of the modern-day Internet that permitted individuals to send individual to-individual messages to other computer clients on different servers.

The technology world mourns the sorrow of his demise. His invention has one of the most important role in transforming the modern day internet, and his everlasting impression of ‘@’ shall be thanked by generations to come.

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