Texting has been ubiquitous for years. But I was present at its birth in Ireland

Texting has been ubiquitous for years. But I was present at its birth in Ireland

It’s increasingly difficult to remember that there was a time when texting didn’t exist. A time before SMS, WhatsApp and Messenger when people had to rely on letters, faxes and telexes (look it up). These were the primary non-verbal ways to have your say.

I saw the revolution unfold in Ireland. It began in the early 1990s. The man leading it was Stephen Brewer, chief executive of Eircell, then Ireland’s leading mobile phone...

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