Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf called his death “very sad news.”
Thank you, Ray Tomlinson, for inventing email and putting the @ sign on the map. #RIP— Gmail (@gmail) March 6, 2016
Very sad news: Ray Tomlinson has passed away. https://t.co/Ghi8B2m3IX — vinton g cerf (@vgcerf) March 5, 2016Originally from Amsterdam, New York, Tomlinson went to MIT in the 1960s. When he made his email breakthrough, he was working at research and development company Bolt Beranek and Newman – now Raytheon BBN Technologies.
We have Ray Tomlinson to thank for email and the modern use of the @ sign. He’s died @ 74 https://t.co/PqEh2Y4FM6— James Titcomb (@jamestitcomb) March 6, 2016
Ray Tomlinson, the creator of email has died. He’s survived by his wife, kids, and hundreds of contacts. #RIP — Andrew Goldstein (@AngeGold) March 6, 2016
Ray Tomlinson is attributed with “@” and many other achievements but Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai @va_shiva has the copyright on email. R.I.P Ray. — Arvind Gupta (@buzzindelhi) March 7, 2016
Ray Tomlinson, the man who created email, has died. I still use the first email address I ever created back from 1995: email@example.com— Maddox (@maddoxrules) March 7, 2016