ray tomlinson

Whose fault is it when our messages go viral? The problem is that we assume email is essentially like speech. Unless there are snoops eavesdropping, we proceed as if what we say in private, stays private. We forget that email isn't speech, yet we have come to rely on those short written messages as if they were.
Ray Tomlinson, above, who died at 74 Saturday of an apparent heart attack, invented email. While email is still crucial in
Tomlinson made the @ symbol one of the most visible characters on the Internet.
Ray Tomlinson is the reason your e-mail address includes an ‘@’ symbol. Read more on Wired