So, according to a professor from the University of Kent, quoted in today's Metro newspaper, the text generation will let email die out by 2020. What a load of old nonsense.
This conclusion has been drawn by only around half of people in teens or early 20s using email as a first choice of communication. Well of course - they're not in jobs!
Just wait till they have to send lengthy reports with spreadsheets attached or fabricate wild explanations about why they're going to be two hours late into the office.
Imagine a world where CEOs text people to say 'Stox dwn' or 'Ur fired'. Never going to happen.
Nope, texting and tweeting have their place, but there's still a place for the formality of email. What the future holds will merely be ways that all these means of communication will be integrated better into devices - like they are on the Vodafone Samsung H1 and Motorola DEXT.