Fun Friday Fact! Did you know people in France could text each other in the 1970s? It’s true! Instead of a computerized, mobile phone, radio-cellular setup like we use today, there was a fleet of people in Peugeot 204 vans who would just take a short message from you to whomever you wanted, at least within a 30-minute drive.
The system operated 24/7 and was responsible for up to 67 percent of the road traffic in France by 1979.