Monday, 3 December 2012
OMG, Txts R 20.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first text message, sent from the computer of a British engineer to a colleague on his Vodafone mobile phone on 3 December 1992. Since then, texting has become a nice little earner for the phone companies (bringing in more than $500bn and is forecast to generate another $1tn over the next seven years due to growth in mobile banking, charitable giving and other donations). Texting also creates another Dumb Way to Die. According to Saturday’s Financial Times, “sending a msg while driving is 2x as dangerous as dui.” : - @