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January 1, 2010

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srikanth @ 10:22 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1262384561 ) Play

Guest question from p vs np, the latest GQHero !

Connect the entry recorded in a ledger from the Renaissance era (1) to the computer geek (2).

Cracked By: p vs np , shrik , Rogi , Logik and Advaith

Answer:

The @ symbol

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5 Responses to “2”

  1. Rogi
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    Arroba became *at* became *@* which Ray used as a way to separate accounts from servers to address emails in ARPANET.


  2. Logik
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    Arroba sign at some ariza place. @ – monkey’s tail sign. Ray tomlinson. Email.


  3. The @ symbol

    Historian Jorge Romance located the appearance of the Arroba (@) symbol at the “taula de Ariza” registry from 1448 (Pic 1), to denote a wheat shipment from Castile to the Kingdom of Aragon. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arroba)

    BBN’s Ray Tomlinson (Pic 2) is acknowledged for having introduced the @ symbol in the usages we see today.


  4. shrik
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    1 is on of the more ancient uses of the @ symbol called the Arroba, as a unit of measure.

    2 is the more popular ‘inventor’ of the @ notation for emails – Ray Tomlinson


  5. Advaith

    @ sign used by ray tomlinson in the first e mail


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