The death of Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of e-mail and the savior of the @ sign

Mar

7

2016

Ray Tomlinson Ray Tomlinson died programmer and the owner of the idea and the inventor of the e-mail after suffering a heart attack on Saturday at the age of 74 years, according to published reports.

Ray graduated in 1965 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and then worked in a team of BP that Bolt Beranek and Newman BBN in the state of Massachusetts.

The company has played a key role in the development of a rudimentary version of the Internet Orbant called ARPANET, which is the characters that symbolize the network that connects the scientific institutes and universities in the United States of America.

Ray worked in the search for ARPANET problems that can be solved, and through his work used the simple program developed by the letter-writing called SNDMSG, so as to enable the workers through a network of Orbant to leave messages to each other through it.

Designed and saw another program called Sebent CYPNET allows the transfer of files from one computer to another on the two devices to be linked to a network Orbant.

The Tomlinson merging CYPNET program which transfers files, program SNDMSG who writes the letter, and was the product of this merger e-mail.

It also decided to later use the @ symbol that is placed between the sender’s name and location, which is supposed to send him the message to determine the identity of the person the sender of the message.

He noted Ray “pondered the keyboard, and tried to find a symbol of people usually do not use it within their names, I did not want that this code is a number, was the @ symbol is what you have chosen from the icons on the keyboard, he was the only traction on the painting a character.”

Then Tomlinson sent the first email to himself in 1971, from one computer to another device.

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