lucy24 - 11:41 am on Jul 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
you can text knowing you're not really interrupting the person receiving it, and they can reply when it's convenient, much like e-mail. they're basically less invasive... particularly for drivers.
Oh, my, you are out of touch aren't you. If you are under 30, it is understood that text messages have to be read and answered right this very instant-- even if sender and recipient both happen to be doing something that ought to take up their full attention. Like operating motor vehicles, or talking with live, in-the-flesh humans.