Early texting?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Apr 19 17:14:14 UTC 2009

At 4/19/2009 07:11 AM, Grant Barrett wrote:
>Posting this for Larry Horne.
>Begin forwarded message:
>>This is a great find, Joel.  It's exactly what I was looking for
>>when I posted the following back in 2002 on the craze for
>>"cabalistic" readings and "laconics" as reported in Allen Walker
>>Read's essays, as some of you may recall.  But it would still be
>>nice to antedate the alphanumeric example in the 1832 poem, "B4".
>>(Ben Zimmer suggests looking at David Crystal's _txting_ for such
>>examples, which I haven't done.)

Glad it's useful, Larry.  I was not aware of your earlier message, as
2002 is before my time with ADS-L.


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