xkcd explains why texting is good for writing skills
August 29, 2014 | 7:18 am
Randall Munroe, Hugo-winning webcomic artist of xkcd, has hit the nail on the head with another keen observation about our mobile lifestyle. The xkcd character Cueball is not surprised when his friend observes that SMS texting is actually good for spelling and grammar. Practice, he explains in the rest of the strip, makes perfect. (The text does contain an F-bomb, but it’s an F-bomb that was dropped by James Joyce.) Be sure and pay attention to the alt-text that comes up when you mouse over the comic.
In an odd juxtaposition, this came just a few minutes after I saw an amusing George Takei-shared picture decrying how much time people spend with their phones these days. Apparently it’s not without its compensations.