Thx 4 d mmrs!
That is text speak for the Bob Hope song from the 1938 movie, “Thanks for the memories.” And a strong mixture of old and new. Memories, I suppose.
You may be marveling that I was able to render that old song phrase into modern text speak. No? Well, full disclosure is that I found a site that actually translates. Both ways.
On December 3, 1992, a British engineer named Neil Papworth sent the first text message: “Merry Christmas.” Txtspk came along later. RTN highlighted this achievement 5 years ago with one of our first newsletters.
The idea for text messaging was put forward at a telecom conference in 1984 by a Finn named Matti Makkonen, who has since done his best to shrug off the title of “father of SMS,” or Short Message Service. 8 years later, SMS was actualized.
What are the results? How many texts are sent each minute and at what cost? Read more →