"I still don't understand the text explosion."

Me either? Why? I can usually call a person and say what I have to say in less 
time than it takes me to text one message and get a reply back.

I can also understand that texting has its place. Like inside a theater where 
people other than me do not want the distraction.

Scottie

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Robert West" <robert.w...@just-micro.com>
Reply-To: WISPA General List <wireless@wispa.org>
Date:  Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:41:00 -0400

>I had to have 2 Compuserve accounts back in 1988 because their accounts had
>a $500 limit per month!  
>
>I still don't understand the text explosion.  Over 100 years of innovation
>just to go back to what is essentially Morse code.  Boggles the mind.  
>
>Soon they'll discover punch cards and paper tape to load their ringtones.
>
>"What's with all those cards in your backpack, Cassie?"  "My new ring tone
>by Fallen.  It only took a little over 8,000 punch cards!"  "Cool....."
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
>Behalf Of St. Louis Broadband
>Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 12:11 AM
>To: 'WISPA General List'
>Subject: [WISPA] OT - Text Messages
>
>I am reviewing my AT&T wireless bill.  I have myself, my mother and my
>daughter on a family plan.
>
>My mother received 8 text messages, which I am sure she does not know that
>she has.
>I received 297 text messages.  Some of those were forwards from another
>email account.
>
>However, my 18 year old daughter received 30,500 text messages!
>
>How can this be?  How can they type on a qwerty board, or actual phone
>keypad faster than I on a laptop/computer?
>
>She has a facebook account, a twitter, and many other accounts/tech that I
>am not familiar with.
>Is this a sign of the times or of my age?
>
>I started in the Internet industry in 1993.  I remember my first AOL annual
>bill totaling over $5k and this was for 28.8 kbps.
>That is when I figured that this industry was going to be profitable...darn
>me for daring to going into fixed wireless.
>
>Just had to rant...30,500 txt msgs...omg!
>
>Victoria
>
>
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>
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