I (Cathy) really like texting. The post Clare shared with us last week entitled Texting is Killing Language really rang true for me. It is a wonderful tool of communication. My own children will text me regularly in lieu of using the phone. Usually it’s fun, definitely like passing a note in class. However, it also has its limits. When should someone use a phone instead of a text message? Following is a texting conversation between myself and my son while I was away on vacation…
Interesting how the simplistic message spoke volumes and was loaded with emotion, yes? I have been told repeatedly not to use CAPS, because it is the equivalent of shouting. In this incident I felt perfectly justified.
This incident reminded me of Hemmingway’s six word novel:
We can say sooo much with so little and texting is the perfect tool for this- within limits
Btw, number one son is fine. Wasn’t an aneurysm- thank goodness. But, I nearly had a heart attack while waiting for the call. Sometimes, texting just isn’t enough, at least not for this mom.