Jones blames digital innovations for the misunderstandings that prevent Rick and Jessie’s reunion.
The problem, of course, is what’s lost when that chit-chat goes.
It sounds off insolently whenever it chooses and expects me to drop whatever I’m doing and, well, engage. When I absolutely must, I take the call, but I don’t do a very good job of concealing my displeasure.
It consumes no more time than I want it to and, to a much greater degree than is possible with a phone call, I get to decide if it takes place at all. The numbers change as we get older, with the overall frequency of all communication declining, but even in the 65 and over group, daily texting still edges calling 4.7 to 3.8.
In the TIME mobility poll, 32% of all respondents said they’d rather communicate by text than phone, even with people they know very well.
This is truer still in the workplace, where communication is between colleagues who are often not friends at all.