Skippy posted some thoughts about FTIC which I found intriguing. About as close as I get to FTIC is, like Skippy, the folks with whom I interact via IRC. Although I keep in fairly close touch with Maria via AIM as well.
We tried, briefly, the text messaging thing. That was before either of us realized that text messages are billed PER MESSAGE, and the bill at the end of that month was rather startling. Presumably all the cool kids have unlimited text messages on their cell phone plans.
I’m also reminded of this quote:
I don’t own a cell phone or a pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time. If someone wants to get a hold of me, they just say ‘Mitch,’ and I say ‘what?’ and turn my head slightly.
Mitch Hedberg (1968 – 2005)