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Texting Turns 19, First Message, Happy Christmas

Text messaging turns 19 this week but what few people know is that the first person to send one was in fact a British engineer. While many might have assumed it would have emanated from some high-tech office in Silicon Valley, California, it came from an office in Newbury, Berkshire. And the man who sent it was Neil Papworth who aged 22 texted Vodafone director Richard Jarvis at a staff Christmas party the full greeting ‘Happy Christmas’ – not, note, ‘Happy Xmas’.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2070892/OMG-Text-messaging-turns-19-Meet-Neil-Papworth-Brit-thank.html#ixzz1fvoXd1D1

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