Happy 20th birthday to the text message

OMG! textingTexting is 20!

What’s now the communications standard for the teen and tween set got its start 20 years ago today, in the little town of Newbury, Berkshire.

While America was learning who won “The Contest” on Seinfeld and watching Jay Leno take over The Tonight Show, a British researcher by the name of Neil Papworth was busy changing the world using a new technique called “Short Messaging Service” to send a message to a friend.

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