Text Message is 19 years Old Today!
According to Wikipedia, the first SMS message was sent over the Vodafone GSM network in the United Kingdom on 3 December 1992, from a man named Neil Papworth using a personal computer to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone using an Orbitel 901 handset.
The text of the message was “Merry Christmas”.
Texting has and is huge. I’m always been impressed with the idea behind Twitter’s 140 character limit, that it matched the 140 limit of an SMS and so built a symbiosis between the two.