Franklin, Morse, Bell, Marconi and TomlinsonI was looking for something completely unrelated and found a link to "Who sent the first email?" I thought Mr. Tomlinson needed to be remembered along with other important historical figures in the realm of communications, so I am just adding one more little mention on this HUGE internet he had such a large part in creating. Thank you Mr. Tomlinson.
Benjamin Franklin: Printing Press
Samuel Morse: Contributed to the invention of the Telegraph
Alexander Bell: Telephone
Marconi: Wireless Communication
Tomlinson: eMail (and played a role in creating the internet in general)