Do you still use email? These days, it seems that people in Japan use only LINE. Anyway, the man who invented the email has passed away. His name was Ray Tomlinson.
Did you know that the first email was sent in 1971? That the @ symbol was revitalized because of email? Find out more with this links:
- “Inventor of email and savior of the @ sign, Ray Tomlinson, is dead at 74” (from The Verge)
- “Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of email: ‘I see email being used, by and large, exactly the way I envisioned'” (also from The Verge)
- “The Man Who Made You Put Away Your Pen” (from NPR, this includes something to listen to)
- his official biography on The Internet Hall of Fame
- The ＠ symbol at MoMA
Then laugh (and cringe) a little — and think about how much has changed in a relatively short time — with this video: