Mobile Apps and Texting - BRAINTENANCE
Dear Fellow Thinkers, and Those Who Are Currently Thinking About Thinking:
Firstly, a quick saying about life for the day:
"We sank, therefore I swam" (with apologies to Descartes)
Secondly, a Bit Of Commentary:
With mobile applications and text communications tools becoming more plentiful, more capable and more accepted by the public daily, we actually have less time and space to get our messages across than ever before. An exceedlingly long message might now consist of 140 characters (including spaces)-- a more reasonable one might be: RU? ("Are you?").
We have to learn to master the art of minimalist communications. While annoying and largely ineffective (as well as corrosive of the very foundations of civilized discourse), we can have fun with them.
Here, for example, is a dialogue between a prospective diner patron and a waitress (Flo) at breakfast time, as it might be done via texting or mobile app mobilization. Your mission is to decode it:
She, Responding: SVFMNX!
He: "Have you any ham and eggs?"
She: "Yes, we have ham and eggs!"
We are indeed entering a brave new world. RUOK? IM.
p.s. At present, we are still required to use letters of the alphabet, but given enough time, we'll be communicating in universal symbols.
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