“Effective January 27, 2006, Western Union will discontinue all Telegram and Commercial Messaging services” – WesternUnion.com
That’s right, no more telegraphs. While at first this seems hilarious that it took until 2006 to kill the telegraph — you know, now that high-speed internet connections are generally available to cellular phones… On the other hand, it kinda makes me sad that it’s gone. I mean if I had know that telegraphs were still around last month, I would have gone and sent a few just for the nostalgia of it. Ok so nostalgia probably isn’t the best word, but you know what I mean… It’s like riding on a train or something (who still uses trains?)
Western Union abandons telegramsUPDATE: Apparently quite a few telegrams were sent on January 27th… All in the attempt to be the last telegram in history.