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About Internet Society 6 March 2016

Remembering Ray Tomlinson

Kathryn Brown
By Kathryn BrownFormer President / CEO

The Internet community has lost one of our true innovators and pioneers.  Ray Tomlinson, best known as the inventor of sending email over a computer network and choosing the @ sign, passed away this weekend.  Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.  Ray was an incredible contributor to the Internet and was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012 for his many achievements.

Ray’s breadth of work speaks for itself.  You can read more on the Internet Hall of Fame website.

In addition, here are Ray’s own words about his career:

We join with our community in mourning this tremendous loss.

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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