Western Union Stops Sending Telegrams; Make your own

Via The Huffington Post in “LiveScience.com – Era Ends: Western Union Stops Sending Telegrams

After 145 years, Western Union has quietly stopped sending telegrams.

In other news, Western Union was still sending telegrams …

However, there’s always Retro-Gram via snail or e-mail. Or, check out the free prop Western Union telegram from HPLHS. I actually prefer the Self-mailing Telegram.

Update: I noticed that Digg mentions this now, and they brought the funny:

Unable to install the latest patch, Western Union finally stops supporting “Telegram” 1.0

Update: It would take far too long to explain how I got there, but it turns out there’s a note on the Wikipedia page about the “Pangram” of relevance to the topic of Western Union, of all things, which I didn’t know:

For example, the pangram The quick red fox jumps over the lazy brown dog was developed by Western Union to test Telex/TWX data communication equipment for accuracy and reliability.