Text vs. email

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  1. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Given also that we are talking about notification of game dates and other long term scheduling stuff, not letting a parent know their kid got a broken neck and is in the hospital on life support!

    I'm sure JD will text if there is a more specific need.
     
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  2. Anacharsis

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    I'm a professional tech guy. I find text annoying. It provides limited communication capability, is a frequent cause of interruptions, and makes for error-prone communications. Slower than talking, less complete than writing a real message. For quick hit communications within my team, we use Slack. Text is a last resort for limited contexts.

    Whether or not the request is reasonable is not for me to say, but I would hate to receive anything but infrequent messages from my wife and closest friends via SMS text.
     
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    You could tattoo it on one of the cool kids faces or necks and by the end of the day a good percentage of the others would have the same message on their faces to take home.
     
  4. Junkyard Dog

    Junkyard Dog Tele-Afflicted

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    Correct. I keep a three ring binder in my go bag at all practices and games that contains emergency contact and doctor information for all players. Other parents know it is in there in case I need them to get to it.
     
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  5. MilwMark

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    Most teams my kids play on have a "manager" who is not the coach who is in charge of logistics and communication. This is the case even in "select" leagues where the coach is paid well.

    The coach communicates to the manager. The manager communicates to the parents. Nice division of labor.

    Some people simply lack perspective and empathy. Asking you to text individually is selfish in my view. I prefer text to email these days, because I am flooded with so much email. But I would not ask the coach or manager to text me separately on team updates and communications that are already occurring by email.

    I didn't read the whole thread in detail so apologies if this is repetition.
     
  6. getbent

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    California is predominantly rural. While it has 10 million more people than any other state, they are centered in just a few urban areas, the vastness of the state and the topography are very challenging... With wireless, density is maybe a more daunting task than wide open spaces... In some sparsely populated states in the north central region, carriers are using balloons to provide cellular access... density is a whole other problem. In the hills around here, verizon has better coverage than ATT, so we adapt as we need to for our users... generally, if you have a problem like you describe it is 'fixable' but you'd want to find someone who knows the area and what the scope of what you are trying to accomplish and you can work around it.

    At my ranch, it is served by a father son telephone company. I worked with them to provide internet access and then wireless and it works pretty well. I did it to help my neighbors, to help people visiting Pinnacles National Park and so that I could go to the farthest part and be able to call for help if I got schwacked by something....

    There is nearly always a way to get there if you really want to go. So, to answer your statement above, 'No, it is not a California thing and California is mostly a rural state and the largest producer of food (by dollar value) in the US... lots of wide open space here...

    I once did a very large project in Maine when Angus King was the governor... I love me some Maine!
     
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    Our thumbs are, putatively, the same as they have always been. Through hard work and lots of thought, we've provided additional opportunities for folks to use their existing thumbs in more endeavors... The ditch is still there to be dug... have at it.
     
  8. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Mobile phones may be the least expensive, most cost-effective, communication technology that people have ever had, and currently the best tool for keeping homeless and dirt-poor people connected to family, friends and social support agencies, as well as employers.

    No communication tool will solve the problems of varied personal preferences and habits. And all tools—especially land lines and email—eventually become so spam-ridden as to be severely compromised in usefulness.
     
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    I prefer Facebook Messenger over text or e-mail. Why? Aside from the fact that it can do file transfers and everything else, the huge advantage is that you know when the person you sent the message to has received it. There's no hiding.
     
  10. String Tree

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    Sign of the times.
    Texting is faster when speed is Essential.
    Gigs, best example of how it helps me.

    Work, many times I need a Bigger screen because of the sheer amount of material, email wins that one.
     
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