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jul 1, 1972 - Ray Tomlinson Invents Email

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Ray Tomlinson of BBN invents the email program to send messages across a distributed network. The "@" sign is chosen from the punctuation keys on Tomlinson's Model 33 Teletype to separate local from global emails, making "user@host" the email standard.

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jul 1, 1972
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~ 46 years ago
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