Email, @ symbol inventor dies aged 74


Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of email and the man who picked the @ symbol for addresses, has died aged 74. “A true technology pioneer, Ray was the man who brought us email in the early days of networked computers,” Raytheon spokesman Mike Doble said in a statement confirming his death.

The tech world reacted with sadness over the passing of Tomlinson, who became a cult figure for his invention in 1971 of a program for ARPANET, the Internet’s predecessor, that allowed people to send person-to-person messages to other computer users on other servers.

Thank you, Ray Tomlinson, for inventing email and putting the @ sign on the map,” read a Tweet from Gmail’s official Twitter account.

 Smart T-Shirt Lets You See Someone’s Anatomy

Courtesy designxm

Launched on Kickstarter by Curiscope, the Virtuali-Tee is a high-tech t-shirt that lets you learn more about the human anatomy.

When paired with an app, the t-shirt becomes a “portal” into the human body—allowing you to see the wearer’s organs as they work inside the body.

Targeted at students and teachers, they can even interact with the organs and learn more about their functions.

Published in Young Nation on March 12, 2016