Remembering Ray Tomlinson, the Man Who Put the @ in Email

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In 1971, a computer engineer named Ray Tomlinson sent what is thought to be the first e-mail message...to himself.  The word “Internet” had yet to be coined, and computers were the size of refrigerators.Today, billions of emails are sent and received every single day. Tomlinson, one of the early tech pioneers who helped make this mode of communication as ubiquitous as it is, died this past weekend.