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Currently poking through a book called "Stumpers" and just read about Ray Tomlinson, known as "the father of e-mail". I did a web search for his name, and found this article.
Unlike Alexander Graham Bell's famous first call to his assistant, Watson, the content of the first email message -- from Tomlinson on one computer to himself on another -- is forgotten. Tomlinson didn't make a big deal of his breakthrough. "When he showed it to me," Burchfiel says, "he said, 'Don't tell anyone! This isn't what we're supposed to be working on.'"And computer use has been like that ever since. ;)
Posted by Renee in Ohio at 3:27:00 PM