Thursday, February 02, 2006

No More Telegram Stop

Hardly noticed a few days ago was news by Western Union that they will discontinue the Telegram:

"Effective January 27, 2006, Western Union will discontinue all Telegram and Commercial Messaging services. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you for your loyal patronage."

Amazing that it's lasted till now! You can read the whole story--including details about the history and legacy of the telegraph here.