How Old Is Texting?



Mordeux's picture
Joined: 04/19/2004
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I'm pretty sure the first text message was sent by Samuel Morse: "What has god wrought?" We can quibble over the fact that he didn't use a cell phone, but he gets the credit IMO.

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Texting has been very popular in Asian back 10 years ago.

Manic Mouse
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Joined: 02/01/2007
Posts: 141

lol not older than me :D

Texting evolved from alphanumeric pagers when you could dial a central paging number and leave a message that is displayed on a remote pager. SMS messaging came along much later on.

Today pagers have all been pretty much replaced modern SMS messaging.


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Joined: 12/30/2008
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Older than I am lol