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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Email Turns 34

To someof us, email is a relatively recent phenomenon. But the first e-mail was sent more than 30 years ago, after a programmer came up with the "@" symbol format for e-mail addresses.

It's difficult to pin down the exact origin of email, but in October 1971, an engineer named Ray Tomlinson chose the '@' symbol for email addresses and wrote software to send the first network email.

So, the next time someone sends you an email - "that's so 1971"...

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