30 Years of SMS!
SMS, happy birthday!
On December 3, 1992, Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old engineer, sent “Merry Christmas” to a coworker’s phone using a personal computer. This was the first SMS text message ever sent. He had to call him because the coworker was unable to respond because that functionality wasn’t yet available. A year later, it was available on cell phones, but it had a 160-character limit, could only be sent to people in your own provider network, and required you to use the numeric keypad, which gave rise to an entirely new set of acronyms.
Regards, Neil. And we eagerly anticipate what the coming few years will bring.
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