How did email grow from messages between academics to a global epidemic?

A woman uses a computer in the 1960s.Computers were all about spools of paper and tape back when the first email was sent in the 1960s. Photograph: H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Corbis

Ray Tomlinson, the man who literally put the “@” in email, died on Saturday, but his invention, which allowed electronic messages to spread across the internet and fill our lives and our inboxes on a daily basis, will live on.

So who is Ray Tomlinson? Read more on this article by clicking on the link: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/07/email-ray-tomlinson-history

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