February 1, 2006

TELEGRAMS STOP

by Nick Montfort · , 5:42 pm

I was tipped off on ifMUD to the discontinuation of Western Union’s telegram service. Stunning, I know. And the telegram took such good care of itself. You can check it out on the site if you don’t beleive it, but it’s a fact: the major United States Victorian Internet provider is down.

It looks like Canada remains online, though.

Also note the Dead Media project working note on the death of the singing telegram, or at least of the Western Union executive who created that means of communication, about a decade ago.