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Internet pioneer Ray Tomlinson, regarded as the inventor of email in 1971, has died. He was 74.

The use of the iconic “@” sign in email addresses is credited to him.

BBC News: “BBC News: “Ray Tomlinson’s email is flawed, but never bettered

Dear DMC:

Sad to see that Mr Tomlinson is “in the Outbox” but this is a good dull article.

We probably need to dull down our emails. Perhaps a system that doesn’t deliver them for at least 24 hours – and then somewhat haphazardly.

And perhaps we would value them more if there was a nominal charge for each one, say 50p. We could make this happen.

Best wishes