On this day in history, the first ever text message was sent across the wires, and civilization held its breath as communication entered a new and brave world.
The year was 1844, actually.
Samuel Morse ran his first telegraph wire and operated the send lever to send the message “What hath God wrought?” I can only imagine being him and realizing that you’re just opened a can of worms such that would revolutionize the entire world, the future was drawing very near. Soon an entire continent was only a few clicks away. The telegraph boy replaced the Pony Express. Soon the telephone and then digital communication would traverse the wires Morse set up. Then AOL developed AIM, and productivity was never the same (that isn’t necessarily a good thing…).
I love technology.