What's with this texting nonsense? It's just another of those brainless fads kids adopt out of fear their dopey peers will think they're "uncool" if they don't join in. They'd sooner wear a ball cap with the bill forward (Gasp!) than not join the "flying finger fools."
Imagine that the first cellphones wouldn't work with voice ... you had to type on little keyboards. What a pain in the ass! Imagine how happy everyone would have been when (finally!) you could just talk into the damn thing! So why go back to that now?
Hey, if people like going backwards with technology, maybe they'll trade in their cars for the horse and buggy. At least then we'll understand where all the horse shit is coming from!