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