Texting has arrived in America, you can tell because the critical articles have started. I found this marvelous snippet on aldaily:

Text messages are in their spare reality mostly devoid of complex feeling. Which, of course, suits emotional cripples just fine

I suspect that’s not supposed to sound like as much of an attraction to the medium as it does. But this storm of negativity doesn’t matter at all, since mobiles are such compelling devices that even the Amish desire them. Disintermediation in commerce; intermediation in communication, it’s the 21st century way.