Thursday, February 02, 2006

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAMS STOP STOP

After 145 years, it's the end of an era, and -- it is to be hoped -- the end of the very old joke used above.

Done in by pages, text messages, emails and faxes, Western Union has quietly stopped sending telegrams forever as of January 27th. They'll still be in the money-wiring business -- revenues are now $3 billion a year -- but those flimsy slips of paper will join their carbon brethren.

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