Sunday, February 12, 2006

Thank you, Western Union:
Bowing to e-mail and other technologies, the company dispatched its last telegram two weeks ago.
(snip)

Telegrams also corrected mistakes. When Mark Twain heard that his obituary had been published, he cabled from London in 1897.

THE REPORTS OF MY DEATH ARE GREATLY EXAGGERATED.

My grandmother worked at Western Union in Chicago when she was a teen! I would have sent a telegram for kicks had I known they were shutting down. (Via Althouse.)

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