First Text Message Sent 20 Years Ago Today

From a giant computer to a giant mobile phone, the text read "Merry Christmas"

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It was 20 years ago today that the first text message was sent. It was Dec. 3, 1992, and Neil Papworth, an engineer working in the UK, sent the world's first short message service or SMS. It read "Merry Christmas."

But while most are entering their prime at age 20, the text message might just be past its glory years.