Text Messaging and the End of Culture

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 24 2005 @ 05:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Text messaging is developing an entire sub-culture that revolves around an incomprehensible form of grammar. It needs to stop.

I can let a lot of things go, but if I ever find my daughter under a rock text messaging someone something that resembles "PXT " I might take her by the hand and make her share a cheeseburger with me at McDonald's in the hopes that, at the very least, she asks me for some fries and experiences a bit of Americana.

Don't get me wrong, I'm for inane gossip and conversation as much as the next guy, but let's keep it in its proper place in the scope of human interaction like, say, face-to-face meetings, audible exchanges over a phone of some kind, or good-old-fashioned e-mail. Read on at Designtechnica


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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