Dec 3, 2012
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Hppy bday: the text message is 20 years old today
Twenty years ago, British engineer Neil Papworth sent the world’s first text message, “Merry Christmas,” to a mobile phone. Although SMS (Short Message Service) was originally conceived some years before, with hindsight Papworth’s message was momentous moment in the history of communications. 

Hppy bday: the text message is 20 years old today

Twenty years ago, British engineer Neil Papworth sent the world’s first text message, “Merry Christmas,” to a mobile phone. Although SMS (Short Message Service) was originally conceived some years before, with hindsight Papworth’s message was momentous moment in the history of communications. 

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    Also check out the neat daily chart from The Economist in OMG! Texting turns twenty:
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