Taciturn Estonians take SMS messaging to its limit

  • 2003-11-13
  • By Aleksei Gunter
TALLINN - Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. When the pioneers of modern cell-phone technology included the option of sending short text messages from one cell phone to another, nobody seemed too thrilled about it. But, according to Nokia, some 450 billion SMS messages will be sent worldwide this year, a 50 percent increase from 2002.Psychologists believe that SMS and e-mail messages have become the ultimate way of communicating with people you wouldn't normally talk to. After all, if you want to break up with your girlfriend, it's easier to spend a minute typing out a condensed exp...
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