25 years ago: the world’s first text message

 

The British engineer who sent the world’s first text message says he’s quite proud of the mini revolution he started 25 years ago. Neil Papworth sent the first SMS (‘short message service’) to Richard Jarvis, then director of Vodafone. The message was quite simple: “Merry Christmas” – and it was not abbreviated to ‘Xmas’. Jarvis was…

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