Thursday, February 02, 2006

Bye. Stop.

For those of you who were born post-1850, the telegram was a method of communication (before telephones) that required writing down your message and bringing it to the telegraph office, where someone would dot-dot-dash it off to another telegraph office near the intended receipient for transcription and delivery- a process not nearly as efficient as the email or IM. Well Western Union, which has oddly continued to offer this product for over a hundred years, has finally gotten wind of all this newfangled tech and abandoned its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services as of January 27th.

What I want to know is what took them so long to shut it down?