Sunday, March 6, 2016

Ray Tomlinson Email Creator Has Died

Ray Tomlinson, widely credited as the creator of email, has died, his employer, Raytheon, told CNN Sunday. He was 74. Tomlinson invented direct email messages in 1971. Before his invention, electronic messages could be shared only on a very limited network.

(via CNN)

1 comment:

  1. In a world of AFE (Acronyms for Everything), we look at SMTP on our computers.
    "What is SMTP?"
    Simplified Mail Transport Protocol.
    Why was it "Simplified"? 'Cos the Original appeared too complicated to others. When asked about the Complexity, Tomlinson stated that E-Mail was a Complicated Thing. He had vision but the Creation of E-Mail was not accomplished by a Committee. Therefore it had to be changed.