Just watched this talk -very interesting. It made me think of many a Facebook thread I have read in the last 6 months about how texting is killing language skills. I love the speakers optimism and how he disproves the naysayers. I really agree with him that texting is not destroying language skills nor is it the scourge of communication. I am still not too good at texting like I talk. It is hard for me to not write in complete sentences with punctuation - thanks to Mrs. Pearson my 7th grade English teacher. However, just because I prefer to text in a more formal way does not make me smarter (although it might make me appear so, but that is another post entirely).