Re: 'Stereotype' thread - evolved.

Subject: Re: 'Stereotype' thread - evolved.
From: lois -at- dowco -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 11:43:08 -0800

John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote in message
> Every once in a while, I'll get an email or IM from one of them, or
> from kids of other friends (I'm working with two teenagers to teach
> them how to put up a simple web) and I'm appaled at the lack of
> structure, lack of grammar or punctuation, continuity, run-on
> sentences, and spelling. Everything is reduced to the minimum number
> of characters; ur for your, u for you, etc. I understand the purpose
> of shorthand, but for those that are at the stage of learning complex
> composition, are they able to keep the two separate?

My 13-year-old son prefers to communicate online this way. He can write
very well indeed, and he does so where required and for his own personal
work. However, he says communicating the way described above is faster,
and as a side benefit, it makes it harder for spy programs like Project
Echelon and Carnivore to tap his communications.

Lois Patterson

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