11 Oct '17, 2am

S’poreans are one of the fastest dumb phone texters in the world https://t.co/9E0TYG8uat

S’poreans are one of the fastest dumb phone texters in the world https://t.co/9E0TYG8uat

Technological trends come and go at a pretty fast pace, and the mobile phone has evolved from one that predominantly relies on a physical alphanumeric keypad to a touchscreen. It all happened within the last 10 years or so. Image adapted from Wikipedia. Changes in technology can be disruptive to existing practices and skills. And the case of the physical keypad’s disappearance from the mobile phone saw the loss of the once pervasive skill of texting using the alphanumeric keypad. This form of texting is characterised by the pressing of a button on the physical keypad’s buttons multiple times to access a letter. So, pressing the number “2” button three times brings up the letter “c”. Advertisement Fastest texters in the world Not too long ago, Singaporeans were very skilled in this mode of texting. In fact, they were so skilled that Singaporeans held the Guinness World Reco...

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