SMS turned 20 today

A few things are taken as for granted today as the SMS. We all use it, most of us use it more then we would like to admit to. SMS stand for Short Messaging Service and the idea was from the beginning to do just that. Like Twitter the idea was to be able to send greetings and short notices to people in minimal time and ease. But just as Twitter, people evolved into writing entire essays using the service.

In my personal group of friends I see mostly two kind of persons when it comes to sending messages. The first group is the ones that always send messages containing one or a couple or words. The most common SMS from this group is ‘OK’. Then there is the other kind, the ones who answers the tiniest message with a full story, often with full bibliography and fact sheet attached. The messages often cross the line for fifty words or so and it always amaze me how some can write such as amount of text in so short time.

The question is of course which one of the two groups I belong to. For the answer you just have to go ask my friends, they’re the ones who know.

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