I love text messaging. When my friends tell me how to get somewhere, I tell them to text it to me. Need a phone number? Text it to me. Talking on the phone not only requires 70% of my attention, but it also eliminates my memory from distorting the vital information I retrieve via voice calls. “Was that address 1904 or 1409?”
Text messaging brings evils along with good. I’ve sent personal messages [hey cute stuff? Doing anything tonight?] to Christine my 50ish year old co-worker instead of Christine the cute freshman who I met at summer orientation. Or after a few drinks at the bar I may send a message to that girl who broke my heart last month. You all know how embarrassing that phone call is the next day “Do you know what you texted me last night?”
Samsung has fixed it, or wants to in the near future. Retract your SMS text messages with Samsung’s new patented idea. You’d have to act rather quickly, if the message is already read, then it’s just too late.