Monday, January 12, 2009

IDK, my bff *hurk!*

Texting is a touchy subject for me. On the one hand, it is so handy and useful as a form of communication that I highly advocate the use of it. On the other hand, it has been destroying the spoken and written word for years. As displayed in the title of this post, a commercial I am extremely annoyed by is the cell phone commercial with the mother scolding her daughter for her crazy high phone bill due to texting.

That girl, clearly, has nothing on this one.

This girl sent 14,528 texts in one month... let me break that down for you. That's about 484 texts a day. This means that she was sending about 20 texts an hour, or one every 3 minutes. But that's only if you assume a full 24 hours a day texting. Under the far more likely scenario of 16 hours a day available for texting, and 8 hours sleeping, then you get it closer to 30 texts an hour, or one ever other minute. My god! Did her parents or teachers just do nothing? Ever? This sort of blatent techno-stupidty makes me furious that we are blowing devolpment money on specialized ring tones for phones, and not, say, cures for cancer, solving world hunger, etc.

1 comment:

Paul Babin said...

Yea . . . but even so, the money that is being donated to help research for cancer and other issues is just as easily blown away in the wrong hands. I see it happen often and it is just as depressing. There has got to be balance somewhere. Bueller? . . . Bueller?