On December 3, 1992, British engineer Neil Papworth wanted to send a very simple message to his colleague Richard Jarvis, an executive at British telecom Vodafone.

Papworth sat at his PC, and typed a very simple message, “Merry Christmas,” which he sent directly to Jarvis’ Orbitel 901, a mobile phone that conveniently featured a couple of straps in order to carry on your back like a backpack!  That simple message is considered the first SMS, or Text Message, ever sent in history!

Jarvis could not reply to his colleague, as there was no way to send a message back on a cell phone in 1992.  While introduced in ’92, it took a while for the public to implement texting as a natural means of communication, as both people and technology had to catch up at the same time.

Today, around 97% of smart phone users utilize text messaging, with around 18.7 billion texts sent every single day!

Lol.

Via CNET

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 98.7 KLUV

Radio.com App
K-LUV Our Newsletter!
KLUV World Tour

Listen Live