October 27, 2005
Email Turns 34 This Month
"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 starts Paul Burcheit's post, on Google Blog, about email past and how he designed Gmail in hopes of it improving the way we communicate by email now and in the future.
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