Is the Internet melting our brains? By Vincent Rossmeier, Salon.com
No! The author of "A Better Pencil" explains why such hysterical hand-wringing is as old as communication itself
Teachers in a tizz - is texting destroying the English language? By CAMERON BROADHURST, Times Online NZ
PLEASE TRANSLATE: R U LIKE THIS 2? Some teachers say the influence of texting on students' English is a real concern. Photo supplied.Following a recent cell phone survey, Telecom denied claims that texting has negative effects on English ability. Yet some local schools spoken to by the Times show that for many students the issue is a significant problem.