Ray Tomlinson, inventor of email died on Saturday . He is considered to be the godfather of email.He is the man who brought us email in the early days of networked computers .Currently Tomlinson was working in the company’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, office. According to one article in the Sydney Morning Herald Tomlinson died of a suspected heart attack.
He will be remembered always as a cult hero for his 1971 invention of a program for ARPANET, the Internet’s predecessor, that allowed people to send person-to-person messages to other computer users on other servers. His invention included the ground-breaking use of the “@” symbol in e-mail addresses, which is now standard. Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf called his death “very sad news.”
Tomlinson was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012.His invention changed the way the world communicates in every sphere of personal and professional life and yet, for all his accomplishments, he remained humble, kind, generous and ground to earth with his time and talents.
In 2000, he received the George R. Stibitz Computer Pioneer Award from the American Computer Museum. From there followed honors that included a Webby Award from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science, and an Innovation award from Discover magazine, and the Eduard-Rhein Cultural Award, according to his biography.
About 14 % of the Indians are using internet , they should be grateful and thankful to Ray Tomilson for making their life smoother and easy through his invention . Digital India is indebted for his contribution.