It's looked down upon, because you older people are not used to it. WE do not see it as you do. It has been the norm for us, but not for you. If it was the other way around, and the older people had grown up with IM, and we had not.. then it would not be frowned upon. This is just the differences in the generation gap.. What yall grew up with isn't exactly what we grew up with.. I find your remarks to be ironic, as I'm sure your parents have many different views than you. Perhaps they find e-mail to be impersonal and rude.. Or they think sitting in front of a computer and programming all day long is not a true job. (I'm using random examples assuming the generation of your parents to be technologically inept.)
Not at all. I understand this perfectly well.
I just felt that it was worthwhile to mention.
Punctuation and spelling is greatly appreciated by "us". We value it more than some -- where is my link to weasel words? -- care to know.
But all too often we are given the overwhelming choice to treat it as the exception rather than the rule. This is not a matter for "us" to give in to "you", but "you" to "respect" "us"?
DAMN the cold. And the beer too.