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The End of the Telegram

THINKING OF SENDING A TELEGRAM STOP

AFTER 145 YEARS, WESTERN UNION HAS CEASED SENDING TELEGRAMS STOP

THE FIRST TELEGRAM WAS SENT ON MAY 24 1844 STOP WESTERN UNION BEGAN SENDING TELEGRAMS IN 1861 STOP THEY ANNOUNCED THAT AS OF JANUARY 27 2006 THEY NO LONGER SEND TELEGRAMS STOP

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE AND HERE STOP

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IS THERE ANYWHERE LEFT THAT STILL SENDS TELEGRAMS STOP
I AM TOLD THAT THERE ARE STILL SOME COMPANIES THAT DO SO STOP
It's said to see one of the great technological breakthroughs go away, if not surprising.

And it's sad that yet another company famous for something no longer offers it. AT&T doesn't seek residential phone customers, Montgomery Ward doens't have a catalogue, and now this.
Clever post.
Thank you. I decided to be creative with this one, even though by Internet standards I was technically shouting.
Oh man, it's the end of an era. *sigh* I guess in the era of cheap phone rates and ubiquitous email, telegrams are no longer the best way to to send a cost-effective, important message. Sad, though.
HOW OLD CARY GRANT
Old Cary Grant fine, how you?
I guess they'd now saw, "If you want to send a message, use the Internet." Not as pizzazzy, though.
Now I have Telegraph Line running through my head, and it won't....
Well, you've got yours and I've got mine...
HOW DO YOU SEND THE WORD STOP STOP IT REMINDS ME OF SPECIAL ASCII CHARACTERS LIKE QUOTATION MARKS STOP HOW DO YOU MAKE A QUESTION MARK STOP HOW DO I STOP WRITING STOP STOP OR STOP STOP STOP STOP
One of my favorite nonfiction books is The Victorian Internet. Ah, the end of an era.
Wow. Makes sense, I suppose, but that's still sad...
What would Dr. Emmett Brown do to get his message to Marty McFly?
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