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The 30th Anniversary of Texting

Chris Matyszczyk, contributing writer for ZDNet, shares the following in “It’s 30 Years Since the First Text. Here’s How Far Civilization Has Fallen”:

[O]n December 3 1992, 22-year-old software architect Neil Papworth texted his colleague Richard Jarvis some heartfelt feelings.

The text read: ‘Merry Christmas.’

Well, Papworth is British so, you know, don’t expect too many effusive feelings, unless they’re about Europe.

Here we are, then, 30 years later. We text, we sext and we’re so often vexed. How, though, has texting changed civilization?

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