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Stop texting and start Jotting

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Have you ever watched someone text message while they're driving? A new service called Jott may soon make simple texting obsolete. For many boomers, texting has always been a bit of a challenge. Many of us get the concept, but seeing or pushing the keys without our glasses is difficult. For the last year, I've been telling audiences on the speaking circuit that when Gen X and Gen Y have children, their kids will make fun of them for doing that "stupid thumb thing." Texting will be replaced by video. At that point, face-to-face skills will once again become important. In fact, at the Consumer Electronics show a few weeks ago in Las Vegas, one company was demonstrating a wristwatch similar to the one that Dick Tracy wore in the old comic strip. For those of you who are too young to know about this, Tracy could speak into his watch and send a message. The 2008 version not only sends an audio message, it also accesses the Internet and can send video as well. In other words,...