December 6, 2001

Email turns thirty

Author: JT Smith

New Your Times: "Thirty years ago, give or take a month or two, Ray Tomlinson, an unassuming computer scientist at Bolt, Beranek & Newman, an engineering firm in Cambridge, Mass., sat down at his computer and wrote a relatively simple computer program that enabled electronic messages to travel from one computer to another. Since then, e-mail has become such a fixture in so many people's lives, it is hard to imagine life without it." Read more here. Free registration required.
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