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Meet the Man Who Put the '@' in Your Email

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Ray Tomlinson

Ray Tomlinson.

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Who invented email? That's a bit like asking, "Who invented the Internet?" Even those with intimate knowledge of its creation can’t agree on the moment it actually came to life. But amid all the bluster over the origins of email, one man holds a claim that resonates well beyond the rest.

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