October 10, 2001

E-mail has come a long way in 30 years

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "Thirty years ago, a simple message launched a revolution in the history
of human communications.

That dispatch is now considered the first e-mail, or electronic message, to
have been sent from one computer to another through a network. Devised
by BBN Technologies scientist Ray Tomlinson, the system for sending e-mail
was initially a demonstration of what the ARPAnet--the Internet's
precursor--could do."

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