Re: I'm still trying to wrap my head around
It's not like complex sentences and refined thoughts are _always_ required to count as communication. A simple yes/no can be represented in a thousand ways, and many quick texts consist of nothing more.
Very true. Apparently many of the posters here don't understand how written communication works. But it's traditional for Reg commentators to complain about things they don't understand.
On the other hand, I always use complete sentences and preferred usage and punctuation in my text messages. It's worth dozens of curmudgeon points and bolsters my (already robust) feeling of smug superiority. It's the main reason why I only buy phones with physical QWERTY keyboards.