Email之父雷·汤姆林森病世 享年74岁

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2016-3-7 09:47

Email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies at 74

Email之父雷·汤姆林森病世 享年74岁
雷·汤姆林森是电子邮件的发明者,被称为“E-mail之父“。1971年,汤姆林森奉命寻找一种电子邮箱地址的表现格式,他首先编写了一个小程序,可以把程序的文件转移协议与另外一个程序的发信和收信能力结合起来,从而使一封信能够从一台主机发送达到另外一台。于是,第一封电子邮件就诞生了。
2016年3月5日,雷·汤姆林森离世,享年74岁。
Internet pioneer Ray Tomlinson, who is credited with the invention of email, has died at the age of 74.
The US computer programmer came up with the idea of electronic messages that could be sent from one network to another in 1971.


His invention included the ground-breaking use of the @ symbol in email addresses, which is now standard.
Tomlinson died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday, according to reports.
He sent what is now regarded as the first email while working in Boston as an engineer for research company Bolt, Beranek and Newman.
The firm played a big role in developing an early version of the internet, known as Arpanet.
However, Tomlinson later said he could not remember what was in that first test message, describing it as "completely forgettable".
His work was recognised by his peers in 2012, when he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.