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"The zeal of humans to discover the origins of things that affect their lives is almost frightening."
- Ray Tomlinson
Inventor of email, on being repeatedly question about frivolous things on the day he sent the first email message
The email system invented by Ray Tomlinson at ARPA wasn't considered important. It was not a directive of the defence organization and Tomlinson was very hushed-up about it. He told a colleague "Don't tell anyone! This isn't what we're supposed to be working on." [more...]