How many more times do we need to hear about the basic rules of email? (Hint: read your email. Don’t cc: everyone. Watch your tone.)
What about spelling things correctly? Or using good grammar?
I think they’ll disappear.
I still spell-check my emails, but only after I’ve written them like texts. Then I add back in all the words that make for full sentences. It’s a huge waste of time, and I do it mostly because I fear offending someone with too-cryptic speech, or, more likely, not being understood.
In the next few years, I think the ‘norms’ of spelling and grammar will shape-shift. The Strunk-and-White brigade will be gone, and texting will become the new norm. Like almost all ‘norms’ – it may start out feeling wrong, but with enough exposure, it just slips into the background, until something else weird and wrong replaces it.
So how do we guide text-bred Millennials about how to blend emails with a natural style?