In the last five years, full-fledged adults have seemingly given up the telephone — land line, mobile, voice mail and all. According to Nielsen Media, even on cellphones, voice spending has been trending downward, with text spending expected to surpass it within three years.
If you're a techy and want to read something that is sure to become an instant pulp fiction classic then take a look at the following article in the NYTs:
Don’t Call Me, I Won’t Call You
By PAMELA PAUL
Published: March 18, 2011
What's particularly interesting is the tone of this article, and especially that some, if not many, would find this to be new or alarming.
As anyone in the tech world knows phones are become less and less important as a means of verbal communication. I don't know about you but I will email the person next to me. "Why?" Ask my parents and other non-techies? Because emails can be addressed at the recipients' leisure. Perhaps, just perhaps, the person right next to me is deep in thought and doesn't want to be disturbed. THAT is the beauty of text and email and one of the reasons that text has swiftly overcome voice as a means of communication.