Saturday, March 5, 2016

In Memory: Raymond Tomlinson

Ray Tomlinson, who is credited with developing email while working on ARPANet in 1971, has died. He was 74.

The first email was sent between two machines that were literally side-by-side using a program that Tomlinson developed called SNDMSG. Tomlinson chose the user@host addressing format that remains in use today.