Western Union abandons telegrams
February 1, 2006 11:22 AM PST
The Internet strikes again.
First it mostly did away with brick-and-mortar auction houses. Then newspaper classifieds went the way of the Model-T Ford.
And now, thanks to the ubiquity of e-mail and instant messaging, Western Union is getting out of the telegram business...
The full story at C/Net News
//Koan's comment: I live very near a road called "Telegraph Road" in Maryland.
It was the straight line shot from Baltimore to Washington D.C. that the telegraph poles were set in at the time.
It now only exists in small fragments of the original line.