Friday, May 27, 2011

Concatenated SMS

Just thought you'd like to see a picture of "Sister Nobili, based at the monastery, who became famous for performing her modern Holy Dance" (Pope shuts down 'unusual monastery').

Clare is now in the recovery phase and is experiencing all the usual delights of the post-operative condition. This morning she was wandering the house at 5.30 a.m. searching for Ex-Lax or equivalent. Apparently we have a "second brain" - the enteric nervous system - which controls the gut, and this is knocked sideways by anaesthesia.

In exchanging long and amusing text messages with family members, it finally percolated through to my consciousness that the mobile operators have now implemented concatenated SMS, which means you can send text messages of enormous length which are segmented into 160 character messages in the system and reassembled into one long message for the recipient.

We were doing that in IP decades ago.