• 1942 September 24
    (b.) - ?


As Director of the Computer Science Department (Informatik Rechnerabteilung) at the University of Karlsruhe in western Germany, Werner Zorn oversaw the first email link between Germany and the US CSNET in August 1984 and the spread of CSNET in Germany. Zorn oversaw and championed the development of an email link with China which became the first email link between China and the rest of the world via CSNET when an email message was sent from Beijing to Karlsruhe and then onto the US and Ireland.