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The Route of a Text Message, a Love Story

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    alyaza Link
    texting is basically a mundane aspect of life nowadays for those of us in the west, but it's fun to peel back all the very, very complicated layers of stuff that go into making it such a mundane,...

    texting is basically a mundane aspect of life nowadays for those of us in the west, but it's fun to peel back all the very, very complicated layers of stuff that go into making it such a mundane, ordinary thing that we can do now. and indeed, there are a lot of layers, more than this article even addresses which you probably don't hear of or, if you do, don't think about. in some ways, it's neat to see how we've made it so easy for people to do something which, behind the scenes, is actually unbelievably fucking complicated.

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    1. Empyreal Link Parent
      Next, we need someone to write an article of what it was like to write letters in medieval times - covering the manufacture of paper, the acquiring of quills, and the apprenticeship of scribes.

      Next, we need someone to write an article of what it was like to write letters in medieval times - covering the manufacture of paper, the acquiring of quills, and the apprenticeship of scribes.

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