E-Mail Inventor Ray Tomlinson Passed Away [ Current Affairs ]
Internet and e-mail inventor Raymond Tomlinson passed away in Washington, United States at the age of 74 years. Tomlinson designed direct electronic messages service between users on different machines on a certain network in 1971.
Key pioneering inventions:
- The ARPANET system has been invented by him, which is considered as the precursor to the Internet.
- Before this users could only write messages to others using the same computer.
- @Sign is used to send electronic messages on different machines on a certain network successfully by separating the user name from the name of their machine.
- And from then this separation scheme is used in email addresses and has become standard.
About Ray Tomlinson:
- He was born on 23rd April 1941 as Raymond Samuel Tomlinson in Amsterdam, New York, US.
- He had completed his graduation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in electrical engineering.
- He had joined the technology company of Bolt, Beranek and Newman now BBN Technologies in 1967.
- And during this he had helped in the development of the TENEX operating system including ARPANET Network Control Program and TELNET implementations.
Awards and Honours:
- IEEE Internet Award in 2004
- George R. Stibitz Computer Pioneer Award in 2000
- In 2012 he was welcomed in the Internet Hall of Fame (IHF) by the Internet Society.
- Published on: March 7, 2016