Originally Posted by dfs
I suspect you've got a couple extra years on me, but just a couple. I once thought this way. There are times when you want a short burst of communication and it's all one way.
My kid got home safe...a text can tell me that at a concert without making me leave the hall.
My family wants to encourage me about a contest...a text can do that without interrupting my preperation.
It's a one way communication. It's limited in scope. It's temporarily archived. It's not a replacement for a real conversation over a phone. It's something...a bit different.
I'm above the avg age of users of this site but I enjoy texting. It saves me the fluff talk and gets right to the point. It also leaves everything in writing. If my office tells me I have a 9am appt tomorrow I won't show up at 10am and have an argument over what I was told. My parents tend to have long, drawn out conversations. It's rare to have a sub 30min phone call with them. Sometimes I don't have 30 minutes to spare so I text them what I need to have covered like what time is dinner?