Picked up on the BBC and I am sure on all other media outlets I was pleased to see that recognition of texting was alive and well.

“In a world first, on December 3 1992, an engineer sent the message “Merry Christmas” from a PC to a mobile device using Vodafone’s UK network.

This is regarded as the first text message. It has now become one of the most popular forms of communication, with hundreds of thousands being sent every day over both traditional mobiles, and smartphones.

BBC News asked a random selection of Londoners to explain when it was appropriate to text, and what life was like before the invention.

Despite the prevalence of texting, people were surprisingly critical about it.”

Here is a link to the Video and the BBC website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/20562748