Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Txt

I find it amazing that text messaging is not used in the USA. Over this way, text messaging is HUGE ... I typically send/receive a half-dozen or so per day, and more on the weekends (and I'm an old fart, really old and stuff, y'know ... kids send far far more).

It's just such a handy way of communicating...

If you have something brief to say, but can't be arsed actually talking to someone, it's perfect. If it's late at night, and you aren't sure whether someone is awake, you can send a txt "r u awake" before disturbing them with a phone call. If someone is trying to find your house, you can text them the address and basic directions which they can consult repeatedly as they find their way over. If you have been asked out on a date and really enjoyed it, but are not sure whether it is you or the other person who should call first, a quick text is an ideal risk-free method for letting that person know you're interested. And when the relationship is over, a text - "u r dumped" - is a nice easy way of ending it. (I'm only partially kidding on that last point - text-dumping does happen.)

Ain't technology grand? You Americans don't know what you're missing out on.

I haven't posted for a little while - slack of me. While you're waiting, take a look at Mark Latham (leader of the opposition Labor Party) and his man boobs.
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