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The Internet Has Lost A Legend.

Over the weekend, it was reported that the man who invented the Email, Ray Tomlinson passed away at 74 due to a suspected heart attack.

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I am sure a lot of people don’t know him, but Ray Tomlinson was regarded as one of the early ARPAnet pioneers in the 1960s at engineering firm Bolt Beranek and Newman. He was also known to have invented the @ symbol as a way to separate local e-mails from those that could be sent to a different computer on a network.

 

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Tomlinson sent the very first email back in 1971 and ever since then, the email culture has been integrated into our lives.

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In 2012, Ray Tomlinson was initiated into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012 for his contribution to changing the way we communicate,

RIP Ray, hope you also get to invent something up there.

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    13 comments on “The Internet Has Lost A Legend.

    1. KingAbsolute says:

      Truly a legend. RIP Tomlinson, your name lives on.

    2. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Aawwww… What a great loss to the world and tech-world entirely. May your soul rest in peace. And, thank you for the gift you gave us. Your name will forever remain in our memories.
      Sleep on brother.

    3. Anonymous says:

      Chai! All the saints are going o…rip Ray

    4. Demmyfranc says:

      RIP Ray! the world has lost yet another great man… You lives on!!!

    5. Gadtech says:

      Sad news to the tech world. RIP RAY

    6. Dharn says:

      RIP Ray. Though I wish he can invent a mail system up there that will automatically send a mail to a person informing him/her they’re about to die..

    7. micheal adeniji says:

      Rip Ray

    8. Anonymous says:

      A Sad one
      RIP Ray

    9. zita obeta says:

      A big loss
      RIP Ray

    10. Anonymous says:

      lol, what would you love to have him invent up there?
      Condolences to those left behind

    11. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      … WELL, PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS DIE, BUT THEIR DEEDS HERE MATTERS MOST AFTER THEIR DEPARTURE. THE MAN GAVE US E-MAIL, WHAT WILL ME AND YOU LEAVE BEHIND FOR THE COMING WORLD?…

    12. Ife says:

      Chai! Great men don’t die, their work lives on. RIP

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