Morse code beats SMSing


No comment necessary — this just made me smile. A Boing Boing reader sent in this piece of dialogue, overheard on a Manhattan 1 train:

Dumb teen:

Hey, look at this! It says “Train for jobs in beeyotch.”

Smarter teen:

Fool! That word is biotech. Why you gotta be ignorant all your life?

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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