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People across the world send text messages every day — often multiple times a day or even per hour.
The simple act of typing on a keyboard (no matter how small that keyboard may be) and hitting “send” is now second nature in the 21st century.
But once upon a time, it was a novel idea.
And on this day in history, Dec. 3, 1992, the first SMS (short message service) text message was sent from a computer in the United Kingdom.
Neil Papworth was a 22-year-old engineer from Reading in southern England who grew up studying computing.
After toiling to develop a movable vehicle satellite antenna, he went to work for Sema Group Telecoms in 1991, according to his website.
He was part of a team that was developing a short message service for its customer Vodafone U.K.
The company sent Papworth on a site visit to attempt the paging service.
“[I] was chosen to go to their site to install, integrate and test the software, and get it all working,” he said in a website statement.
At the time, handheld devices did not have a keyboard, nor the ability for a user to send written messages through the device.
Because of this, Papworth used a computer to type out the first message: “Merry Christmas.”
“I typed the message on a computer keyboard and sent it to an Orbitel 901 handset. Those things were enormous,” he said in a statement.
He sent the test message to Richard Jarvis, a director at the telecommunications operator Vodafone U.K., who was attending a Christmas office party, according to Papworth’s website.
The message was successfully sent — and Papworth thus became the first person to ever send an SMS text message.
Although the groundbreaking software success occurred in 1992, text messaging didn’t take off for years due to a lack of handheld keyboards.
Papworth lives in Montreal with his wife and three children and has worked for a different software company — Oracle.
Many people still find it hard to believe that the can’t-live-without messaging system — something such a part of daily life now — was successfully created just a little over 30 years ago.
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The Texas Longhorns kept their hopes of making it to the College Football Playoff alive on Saturday by dominating Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship game. However, the ultimate competition took place when the Longhorns and the Cowboys were in their respective locker rooms.
At halftime, two college students took the field for the annual Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway challenge. Whichever contestant could get the most football inside a Dr Pepper-branded bin within a certain amount of time, would walk away with a $100,000 tuition scholarship.
At the end of regulation, Ryan Georgian, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, and Gavin White, an Ohio State University student, had each put ten points on the board. The tie meant that an overtime period would be needed in order to determine a grand prize winner.
Georgian made a shot in the final seconds of the overtime period, forcing a sudden-death round. Georgian came out on top in the shootout period, but some fans cried foul.
A video review revealed that Georgian was given six points in the first period, one more point that he actually should have been given credit for. The extra point was enough to force overtime.
Dr Pepper later acknowledged that a “technical error” happened during the contest and announced that both students would be awarded $100,000.
“In a dramatic double OT Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway during the Big 12 Conference championship game, an on-field technical error resulted in an inaccurate accounting of the double tie break,” the company said in a statement.
“As such, Dr Pepper will recognize both finalists as grand prize winners with both receiving the 100k award in tuition,” the statement continued.
Some observers took to social media as the tuition challenged played out.
Some even took credit for bringing attention to the discrepancy.
“Jokes aside I think our tweets forced Dr. Pepper’s hand here. Thanks to all who contributed and got the word out,” one post on X, the company formerly known as Twitter, said.
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