Sunday, December 30, 2007

Can a BlackBerry Save Our Kids?

Just reading the latest Movie Entertainment magazine, where the Toy Story column discusses all the cool new toys coming this year ... OLED TVs, big flash drives for laptop, that kind of thing. But a little sidebar grabbed my attention ... it was cleverly titled Text-tube Babies.

Text messaging poses a threat to "traditional conventions in writing," says a recent Irish report, and warns that schoolchildren seem "unduly reliant on short sentences, simply tenses and a limited vocabulary."

Well, duh.

So perhaps all school children should be issued a BlackBerry (or any phone) with full keyboard, and all such phones should be locked into grammar checking mode, forcing the kids to use proper sentence structure and complete sentences or phrases. Simple ... effective ... and it'll never happen :-)

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