31 August 2009

better twitter Witter Bynner?

now that I have a phone that does everything but kiss me I'm trying to be a modern man. yesterday I sent Bob in Fort Worth what I thot was my 1st text. turnd out I pressd the wrong whatever. so just now I tried again.

I don't quite get texting. why not just stick with e-mail? & as far as twittering again I'm in the dark. cd it simply be that it's the newest thing?

10 comments:

durlx said...

I started texting because it's the most efficient way to get in touch with younger team members at work; I get almost immediate answers.

As for Twitter, I still haven't figured out what I would use it for. I have an account because it is easier to say yes when someone asks if I have an account.

Bill Fogle said...

Texting (he clears his throat, approaches the dais) combines the near-immediacy of a phone call with the comforting delay, the pause that refreshes, of email.

I'm on Twitter but I don't really get it. I replied to something Kirstie Alley twitted yesterday but she didn't twit back - lol.

I like texting and Facebook, but the only good thing about Twitter is that you know what John Mayer is thinking up to the second (he's had some good ones).

If you like that.

AlexG said...

the only thing I like abt John Mayer is his thong.

malibu boy said...

I like texting because you can communicate anywhere without making any noise...you can dash off a message in an elevator, at work, in a store, etc without the distraction of being on the phone in public.

And there's no sign-in, you don't have to be near a computer, etc. As durlx said...very efficient.

Radish King said...
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Jim McCrary said...

what a world...when i think of the blue wax stencils we typed for mimeo here in lawrence in the 60's...and hanging out with Paul Mariah in Glen Ellyn learning how to set type on his 1857 letterpress...it was pretty funny what with the wine, dope and dsylexia trying to set type upside down and backwards. He was a good friend at a time when I was having lots of trouble.....miss him. so yes, Alex, we struggle on with this new business.

cinemage books said...

yes keep texting and causing bad car accidents. I just don't get what is so important that these fools feel that they have to put lives in danger. Its just as bad as drinking and driving. I'm not even big on cell phones. When I see these fools coming at me on the street with their phones glued to their ears, babbling total nonsense that the world must hear, and not looking where they're going, i usually make sure to bump into them. As for john mayer i could care less what he thinks.

AlexG said...

I agree cellphone-itis is a severe disease. I've never been a big phone chatter & that hasn't changd. but when one travels a great deal it's become essential because airlines don't function well & all manner of other travel problems come up which require access to instant communication.

cinemage books said...

I agree about the traveling and having a phone. That's why I got one. When one gets on a subway in new york, one must be ready. So I have my little cellphone and hardly ever use it. But what did we do before all this tech. stuff. We survived. We got where we had to get. Don't get me wrong, I love computers and the internet, email etc. But I really feel that I don't need so much tech. in my life. And look what its all done to your letter writing Alex, its stopped it dead in the track. I can't remember the last time I got a real letter from you. Its years and years.

AlexG said...

yes "real letters" seem a thing of the past. David Meredith was the last person to send me such.

in some ways I miss them. but then I also love the immediacy of e-mail.

it's a different time.