Historical Landmark: Western Union Abandons Telegrams
Daniel Terdiman writes on the C|Net 'Missing Links' Blog:
The Internet strikes again.
First it mostly did away with brick-and-mortar auction houses. Then newspaper classifieds went the way of the Model-T Ford.
And now, thanks to the ubiquity of e-mail and instant messaging, Western Union is getting out of the telegram business, reports LiveScience.
That's like General Motors getting out of the car business. Or AT&T getting out of the phone business.
Well, in any case, after 145 years, Western Union finally decided its little telegram experiment was a dud.