Didn’t you get my message?” parents ask. “No,” their children reply, “but I saw that you called.”
That’s from this NY Times story: You’ve Got Voice Mail, but Do You Care? “In an age of instant information gratification, the burden of having to dial in to a mailbox, enter a passcode and sit through “um’s” and “ah’s” from unwanted callers can seem too much to bear.”
Email? That’s so 1999 for the under-30 crowd. See Younger workers and the demise of e-mail.
I hope staff at our public institutions are making changes to accommodate this shift.