Texting...Our past? Our Present? Our Future?
September 10, 2009 5:35am CST
One children's game thas has been around for awhile and still is played today is thumb wrestling. Who knew that thumb wrestling in the cafeteria on a cold winters day in school would actually become helpful. As a kid some kids didn't care if they won or lost, but then there were the die hard players who would stop at nothing to challenge everyone they could (boy or girl). There were some girls who were great thumb wrestlers too. And now those champion thumb wrestlers are using the strength in their thumbs to pound out important information on smartphones, PDA's, Blackberry's, Qwerty and flip phones. And those who aren't have children who have inherited their strong thumbs and are known by friends and foes as Master Texter, Quick Text, or Text Runner (instead of Road Runner). Yes people, think about it. Hold your hands out like you are about to thumb wrestle and I dare you to tell me those aren't in the same position to text. Amazing stuff I know. I don't know how this thought came into my head today while I was doing my clixsense, but it did and I knew I had to share it with my fellow Mylotters. And I dare you to tell me that the saying "everything happens for a reason" isn't true. If nothing else proves this statement is valid I definitely think that thumb wrestling has. Thumb wrestling has prepared us to successfully use texting on cell phones and submit important and sometimes funny data on a smartphone. Don't you just love life?
• Hong Kong
10 Sep 09
Hehe, that's a funny way of looking at it. Now, whether it's our past, present or future, I think it depends on what country you live in. In Hong Kong, we just call really. Most of us dont use text messaging because our phone plans come with our basic airtime and it's usually more than enough. When I am in the Philippines, it's irritating because text messaging is cheaper than calling so I end up sending SMS messages when I'm not really used to it. I grew up with the "if you need to ask, just call" thing and adapted the same with my work. So, when I needed to work on projects in the Philippines, apart from other things, the texting was something I had to adjust to in order to save money.