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The Text Message Turns 20

Twenty years ago yesterday, London-based software engineer Neil Papworth sent the world’s first text message, “Merry Christmas,” to a telecommunications executive at a party across town. What do you think?

  • “For me, text messages will never even begin to approach the sexy anticipation of the fax.”

    Loni Carpendale
    Disulfurizer Tender
  • “Oh, cool. What texts have people sent since then?”

    Ken Blitz
    Unemployed
  • “I can’t even imagine what people did at parties before texting.”

    Godfrey Agnew
    Hoist Operator
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