Text messaging
April 20, 2001 8:46 AM   Subscribe

Text messaging is inspiring artists to new areas of creativity from theatre to sculpture, says the Guardian.
posted by jhiggy (4 comments total)
Before anyone wonders where DoublePostGuy or even TriplePostGuy are, the article isn't about the Guardian's SMS poetry contest.

I happen to live in the SMS capital of the world (we send more messages in a day than all the countries of Europe combined send in a month, last time anyone checked), so this was a pretty interesting read.
posted by lia at 8:57 AM on April 20, 2001

Quite a cool idea, the people at Haddock did something similar at last years Edinburgh Festival. First time I read it I though it was some kind of highly sarcastic joke.
posted by laukf at 9:26 AM on April 20, 2001

SMS is still free in the Philippines, isn't it? That might account for its popularity there vis a vis the rest of the world.
posted by Chairman_MaoXian at 10:55 AM on April 20, 2001

Nope, we pay for every message (the expensive plans get a ridiculous amount of free SMS though, but people who can afford those probably don't have enough time to send any). Some people don't even make phone calls at all, and buy cellphones solely to send and recieve text messages.
posted by lia at 11:24 AM on April 20, 2001

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