Ray Tomlinson the inventor of email (and yes he decided to use the @ symbol in the address) has died, aged 74. Love or hate email, you'll probably agree that you can't live without it. The amusing thing is that Ray could never remember what the text of the first email, sent in 1967, was. He said "test messages were entirely forgettable and I have, therefore, forgotten them" but it's rumoured it may just have been qwertyuiop.
from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/