Operator, can you help me place this text?

Trend note: By the end of last year, cell phone users were communicating nearly twice as often by text message as by phone. If cell phone design focuses on this, it’s good news for people with hearing, speech, and vision disabilities–particularly since texting eyes-free is apparently a mark of Cool; if speech output becomes standard, we’re in business. But it’s not so good for people with cognitive or dexterity disabilities, the latter category of course including the RSI-from-over-texting crowd. Let’s not hang up on Bell’s strategy just yet, please.

NY Times: Letting Our Fingers Do the Talking

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