Internet pioneer Ray Tomlinson, who is credited with the invention of email, has died at the age of 74.
The US computer programmer came up with the idea of electronic messages that could be sent from one network to another in 1971.
His invention included the ground-breaking use of the @ symbol in email addresses, which is now standard.
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