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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Texting and phone-calls...as "writing"???
The intro to "Writing in a Time of Terror" in the Norton states, "Writing in a time of terror began during the first hijackings, as passengers on the doomed plane made cell-phone calls and sent text messages." Is it me or is this saying that phone calls and text messages should be considered pieces of writing?
What do you all think? Do you think text messages fall into the category of writing as we know it? Can a phone conversation be "writing"? Or am I totally misinterpreting the sentence?