Inventor of e-mail inducted into new Internet Hall of Fame; he also gave the world the @ sign for addresses.
Finally Al Gore got his.
Hmm... I would have guessed that a person who make something so visible to so many people's daily lives(though no necessarily essential of the internet, I guess) would have been inducted at inception or something along those lines.
The "Internet Hall of Fame" is a brand new animal, and Ray Tomlinson is being inducted at inception. From the article:
On Monday the Internet Society commemorated that achievement by inducting Tomlinson, now 71 and an engineer for Raytheon, into the Internet Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland. He joins 32 other Internet luminaries in the Hall of Fame's first class.
Wow! I don't think most modern text messages even travel that far!
And the rest was history.