Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday December 01, 2012

Happy Birthday! SMS Txt Msgs Turn 20

On Monday, the 20th anniversary of the world’s first ever text message will be celebrated. Although the text message has changed the world is so many ways it’s hard to count, its origin and creators will go largely unheralded for the accomplishment.

"People always ask me if it was a monumental occasion," said Papworth in an interview. "For me, I was working for Sema, Vodafone paid us to write the software and we got the job done."