Look who’s talking now!

Wn ppl r txtn lik ths al dy wat du u tnk wl hapn 2 language in a couple of generations? Think about it. In, my guess, two generations from now people will not be able to read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Great Gatsby” because they will not be able to read. Yes people, and not just the youngsters, are creating a new language and they will lose the ability to read the truly great works of literature.

That is scary. Perhaps the writers in another forty years will be writing in the new language. Well, forget “perhaps,” they WILL have to write in the language of texting if they expect to have any readers. But what a disaster. Our libraries, our wealth of information on the Internet, will be useless. But what are the other implications of this trend?

We already see one that is prevalent. Humans are losing the social skill of “talking” having substituted “texting” for the spoken word. How many times have you seen couples or groups sitting or standing around texting each other – when the persons they are texting are standing right beside them!

It is human instinct to be adverse to change. We like for things to stay the same. Change challenges us and we don’t like that. But like it or not, the “texting generations” are changing the way people read, react, and socialize. We are slowly but surely becoming a nation (maybe a world) of isolationists. Our schools have been the biggest criminals in not teaching youngsters to not only read, but to love reading. But it is too late to remedy that and the will of the majority always wins in the end. So 4COL 404 WAT 2 DU. 10Q 4 BNG HR. U R 2G2BT.

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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