Happy 15th birthday SMS! I was reminded of this information as I texted a 'Happy Birthday' message for my cousins little boy.
As well as the George Michael related article in our office newsletter, we learnt that this week, 15 years ago, the world's first SMS was sent. It simply contained the words 'Merry Christmas' and was sent to the engineers at Vodafone by a certain man called Neil Papworth.
You learn something every day, or so they say. Unless, of course, you already knew that.
It was my cousins little boy's 2nd birthday today. After sending the 'Happy Birthday' text, I watched his eyes light up as he opened his presents and happily played with them, while keeping one close eye on Postman Pat on the telly. Savoury bits and chocolate cake were devoured, and I left my cousins house when the birthday boy and his big sister started bickering over the remote control car. Bless them.
I'm off to bed with my book now, latest escape is 'The Blind Assassin' by Margaret Atwood. According to the Daily Telegraph: 'Like all great novels, it transports us to a fully-realised, self-contained world that beguiles and haunts us, subtly altering our views on life.' Sounds good to me.
I have finished 'The Kite Runner' and all I can say is wow, what a powerful book. If you haven't read it, I strongly suggest that you go and buy it now.
Well, it's goodnight from me, or good morning, or good afternoon, depending where you are in this mad (text friendly) world.
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