The First E-Mail Message

“Sometime in late 1971, a computer engineer named Ray Tomlinson sent the first e-mail message. ‘I sent a number of test messages to myself from one machine

“Sometime in late 1971, a computer engineer named Ray Tomlinson sent the first e-mail message. ‘I sent a number of test messages to myself from one machine to the other,’ he recalls now. ‘The test messages were entirely forgettable… Most likely the first message was QWERTYIOP or something similar.'”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE