The new texting shorthand compresses the 10 words of Hamlet’s soliloquy, “To be or not to be, that is the question,” into just nine characters, “2b?Ntb?=?” The method can compress all five acts of the play into a few thousand characters.
“Woe un2mnkind’ wraps up a famous passage from John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Translated, it says, ” Woe unto mankind.”
Dot Mobile, a company offering mobile phones to students, has hired Professor John Sutherland of University College London to provide subscribers with text message summaries and quotes from literary classics. “We are confident that our version of