The technology world paused to honor Ray Tomlinson after he passed away in March 2016. In 1971, Ray Tomlinson worked for a Boston technology firm when he decided to devise a way for people to send messages to each other through a computer network. He thought the protocols available were too limited and very complex. He wanted to make it possible to send messages from computer to computer no matter where they were located. He used the “@” sign because it was the only preposition on the keyboard and had little use otherwise. In an interview several years before his death, Tomlinson said, “Everyone latched onto the idea that you could leave messages on the computer. As the network grew and the growth of all that accelerated, it became a really useful tool: there were millions of people you could potentially reach.” —Jim L. Wilson & Jim Sandell
http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/06/us/ray-tomlinson-email-creator-obit/index.html, Accessed March 6, 2015.
Romans 12:6–8 (HCSB) “According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts: If prophecy, use it according to the standard of one’s faith; 7 if service, in service; if teaching, in teaching; 8 if exhorting, in exhortation; giving, with generosity; leading, with diligence; showing mercy, with cheerfulness.”