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Twitter users pay tribute to the email inventor who has died aged 74

Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of email, has died aged 74. His death has brought a widespread reaction across Twitter. Ray Tomlinson died on Saturday morning, his spokesman Mike Doble told the media, but Doble did not know about it until Sunday and still did not have a confirmed cause of death. “A true technology pioneer, Ray was the man who brought us email in the early days of networked computers,” Doble said in his statement quoted by The Guardian. In 1971, Tomlinson invented a programme for ARPANET, the predecessor of the Internet that allowed users to send messages to other computers. Before that, mail could be sent only to people who shared the same computer. It was the first email system in the world. This internet pioneer was also the first to put now iconic “@” sign in the ad