Now this may not be news to anyone else, but it's news to me. Despite my not having a cell phone, or a PC, I like to keep up on software and hardware. I have an iPod Touch, I upgraded to Leopard very shortly after it was released. I've been using Linux for well over 10 years.
But I'm attached to text. I like it. It takes a little bit more work to accurately convey thoughts, using pure ASCII, but the payoff is way better than a/s/l ROTFLMAO LOL BRB cya :), or my favourite bullshit, fake html <sarcasm> tags.
I swear to god, it makes people sound like idiots.Tech’s Late Adopters Prefer the Tried and True - New York Times
And on the Well, a pioneering online community founded in 1985, hundreds of people communicate using an archaic text-only system, even though a Web-based graphical interface has been available for years.
“Every other online conversational space has a toolbar where you can plug in your favorite winking face,” said David Gans, a musician and radio host, who has been a member of the Well for 22 years. Mr. Gans says he uses the Well’s text interface, in part, because it helps to keep the quality of conversations high.