Neil Papworth is the engineer who sent the world’s very first SMS/text to a mobile phone. On Dec 3 1992, Neil sent a text to Vodafone executive Richard Jarvis, saying ‘Merry Christmas’. Little did they know they were setting the foundation for a 20-year long habit enthralling billions of teenagers (and unnerving their parents). Agency THEY in The Netherlands celebrates the anniversary through an interview with Neil Papworth … naturally conducted via SMS/text.
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