Ray Tomlinson, Inventor of Email, Has Died

Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of email, has died at the age of 74. NY-born Tomlinson was the first to develop a way to send messages between two different computers back in 1971, forever changing the way we communicate. He is also responsible for using the @ symbol to distinguish a user from its host—a practice adopted by DARPA’s ARPANET, the earliest form of the internet. Read more about the programming legend’s life at the Guardian.