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Anything strike you about the results of this research?

 A new Ball State University study says text messaging has far eclipsed e-mail and instant messaging as college students' favored way of staying in touch.

The findings show that 97 percent of students now send and receive text messages, while only about a quarter of them use e-mail or instant messaging.

We are told that because of students' hectic lifestyles, they are quickly leaving behind computers and e-mail, except for studying. But it wasn't felt important to even mention the voice use of the telephone -- you know, the truly old-fasioned habit of speaking into one and listening to the response. Guess that would really slow