December 3, 2012

Happy 20th Birthday, Text Message

Joanna Stern, ABC News


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It was 20 years ago today that the first text message was sent. It was Dec. 3, 1992, and Neil Papworth, an engineer working in the UK, sent the world's first short message service or SMS. It read "Merry Christmas."

But while most are entering their prime at age 20, the text message might just be past its glory years.

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