In this ever-online, always-connected, widely distributed world of communications, it's good to know that there are still gaps in the system -- and steps that people can take to cross the voids. Earlier today, I emailed a couple of my bandmates to inquire about getting a ride to Anchormen practice tonight. I did so on my laptop, using Eudora.
Minutes ago, my cell phone beeped, indicating that I'd gotten an SMS. It was Chris, saying he could give me a lift. I replied via SMS, but I wonder: Does Chris get his email on his phone? Did he read my email and then decide that replying via SMS was more expedient? It was kind of nice not to get an email in response. Gaps to cross, voids to fill, steps to take.