Ray Tomlinson, creator of email, dies

Daily News Article - March 9, 2016


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. In what year did Mr. Tomlinson invent email messaging?

3. What was Mr. Tomlinson trying to do when he invented email?

4. Why was Mr. Tomlinson's invention so significant at the time?

5. How exactly did Ray Tomlinson develop email messaging?

6. Why did Mr. Tomlinson use the @ symbol?

7. What caused email use to become widespread?