Laura Zinn Fromm, writer, editor, and former Business Week reporter, chronicles life as a flawed, middle-aged Mom.
I just read in this morning's news that blogs may be becoming passe with kids - Twitter's the thing. I remember the day I wanted a "small" notebook computer instead of a laptop because I was carrying it on my back. Now the notebook seems like Land of the Giants! With miniaturizing everything, including language, I wonder what the next generation is teaching us about a changing world. Will the next generations will be sound byters, speaking only in simple sentences? I worry that they'll all sound like marketing gurus, talking in catchy phraseology: Buy now! The brain sending bits of info -- giving each other pieces of our mind, but smaller and more of them? Maybe we're moving toward communicating without language altogether.Randi C. Friedman, The Open Captioners