The weight of history

In Why Text Messages Are Limited to 160 Characters we learn that the length was determined, in part, by looking at messages on postcards and those sent by Telex. Just as today's help systems are burdened with notions from the world of books, such as chapters and page numbers, decisions made to fit specific situations have a tendency to live on far past their origination, and some would argue, usefulness.

Posted: June 28, 2009 link to this item, Tweet this item, respond to this item