Ray Tomlinson

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Ray Tomlinson

Raymond Samuel Tomlinson (April 23, 1941[1] – March 5, 2016) was an American programmer. He created the first email system on the ARPANET system in 1971. He used the @ sign to separate the user from their machine, which has been used in email addresses ever since.[2] He was added into the Internet Hall of Fame. He was born in Amsterdam, New York.

Tomlinson died of a heart attack in Lincoln, Massachusetts.[3] He was aged 74.[3]

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  1. "Famous Birthdays in Computer Science". kias.dyndns.org. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  2. Ray Tomlinson. "The First Network Email". 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Inventor of email and savior of the @ sign, Ray Tomlinson, is dead at 74". The Verge.com. Retrieved March 6, 2016.