Father of SMS Matti Makkonen no more
Posted on: 2015-07-03 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
Matti Makkonen, known as the father of SMS after developing the idea of sending messages via mobile networks, has died. Makkonen, a Finnish national,at the age of 63 following serious illness. Makkonen pitched the original idea for SMS in 1984, while working as a civil servant, over a pizza at a telecoms conference in Copenhagen. His work is widely regarded as being critical to its success, though Makkonen did not receive any money from the invention, because he did not apply for a patent. Source: The Telegraph
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