Someone named Barack Obama is running for president of the United States of America. If you want, you can give him your cellphone number, and he’ll text you who his vice-president will be sometime before the convention. (I’m pretty sure John Kerry e-mailed supporters after picking John Edwards, too.) That’s before his communications office sends out the official, hot-off-the-presses announcement to the likes of CNN and The One Newspaper Still In Business. It’s almost like you’re a member of a secret club!
Pretty blase for those of you inundated with technology all day long, but “regular” folks are sure to freak out over this “text messaging thing.”