Monday, February 27, 2006

Defining a text message.

It is a definition in itself, but to clarify and to leave no room for questions or arguments...
A text message is electronic writing in its pure form. Like some have pointed out in class it is easy to add effects, bells and whistles to a blog or any other more elaborate electronic writing space. But text messaging using a phone keeps the writing in its pure form and the author/reader does not need to add anything else to it. The language has to be precise and clear. In most cases it is clear so there is no need for interpretation about tone or any other element that might confuse the meaning. Personally I wish people talked like they texed. Most people do not like to have to push the buttons so many times so they keep the point short, important and precise. Many people in my opinion talk to much and I feel most talk that much just because they like the sound of their own voice. The phone is the tool while the text messaging is space. IT is not perfect, as is nothing in life, but it is a good writing space.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Coming Soon!

A review of cellular "text messaging" coming soon to this blog.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Where's Bode?

Blog Day in Class

This is for my Eng. 120A class. Crazy guy on the left is Laird Hamilton surfing Teahupoo.