On 75-m to year of life died a programmer from USA ray Tomlinson (Ray Tomlinson), who is credited with the invention of email, informs bi-Bi-si. Presumably, the cause of death was a heart attack.
Tomlinson sent the first email from one computer to another in 1971. It happened when he worked at Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN), which was engaged in the creation of an early version of the Internet known as Arpanet.
It is Tomlinson also suggested the use of the symbol @ (at-sign) to represent ownership of postal addresses to specific systems.
Tomlinson himself told me that he could not remember exactly what was written in my first email, noting that it was senseless lines that “don’t remember”. “These test messages were entirely niezapominajka, so I forgot it. Most likely the first message was QWERTYUIOP or something similar”, — says his earlier statements to The Telegraph.
In 2012, Tomlinson joined Hall of fame of the Internet in the category “Innovators”.
Thank you, Ray Tomlinson, for inventing email and putting the @ sign on the map. #RIP
— Gmail (@gmail) March 6, 2016
“Thank you, ray Tomlinson, for the invention of email and the @ symbol. #RIP”, – stated in the message on the official email service of Google Gmail Twitter.