Because of high international roaming charges on my cell phone, I have been using txt msging to communicate with people. So this is rather common in Asia. After a few days of doing this, I just can\’t stand it. I can\’t get in touch with people right away and I can\’t trust that people will actually check their phones often enough for the sms.

Strange how we used to live in a world without cell phones. Our culture and way of living has changed completely to adopt a mindset of swarming–the idea that we\’ll figure out what we\’ll do as time and location gets closer. Planning is unnecessary. And even when a phone call costs 69 cents/minute, we still can\’t change our current ways to plan.

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