Tomorrow is the 30th anniversary of something just about all Americans do dozens, if not hundreds of times a day. On December 3rd, 1992, British software programmer Neil Papworth sent the world's first text message from a computer to his colleague Richard Jarvis. It read, "Merry Christmas." Papworth was working as a developer and test engineer to create a Short Message Service, or SMS. One year later, Finnish cellphone maker Nokia introduced an SMS feature with a distinctive beep to signal an incoming message.