25th anniversary of the 1st text message

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(CNN) -- In case you missed it, we marked an important milestone over the weekend.

Texting is now a quarter of a century old.

The first ever text message was sent on December 3rd, 1992.

Back then they were called SMS, or short message service.

British Engineer Neil Papworth sent the first ever text from his computer to a cell phone.

It was a two word message: Merry Christmas.

Papworth says the person he sent the historic message to wasn't able to reply because people could only receive text messages back then.

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