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Today in Tech History – December 3, 2017

1992 – The first text message was sent on Vodafone’s UK network from a PC to a mobile device with the message “Merry Christmas.”

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57556747-94/father-of-sms-reflects-on-20th-anniversary-of-first-text/

1994 – The Sony PlayStation game console went on sale in Japan.
http://www.economist.com/node/21541164

1999 – NASA lost radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere. It just wasn’t a good year for Mars exploration.

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98/lander/

2001 – In Bryant Park in Manhattan, Inventor Dean Kamen unveiled a secret project with the codename “Ginger” that Steve Jobs reportedly said would cause cities to be re-architected. The Segway Personal Transporter has become iconic for mall cops and mailmen.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1687647/IBOT

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