An Interview with Ray Tomlinson: Inventor of Email

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CURRENT POSITION

Principal Engineer, BBN Technologies

CLAIM TO FAME

Inventor of email

DATE OF BIRTH

April 23, 1941

EDUCATION

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1963

FAVORITE PASTIMES & HOBBIES

Reading, music, writing programs (Kaleidoscope program, puzzle simulations) for fun

BIOGRAPHY

Ray is associated with many of BBN Technologies’ most significant networking innovations. He has contributed to the design of several network protocols, including the ARPANET host-host protocol, NVT protocol, ...

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