“Didn’t you get the message I sent you?”
“No, what message? When?”
“I sent it last week.”
“To my mailbox?”
[rummage rummage rummage]
“No, not here.”
“Really? I’m looking at it right now.”
“What address did you send it to? Work? My personal one?”
“No, your Facebook account.”


E-mail works. I know you and Mark Zuckerberg only discovered the Internet in about 1999, but hey, there’s a history here, we have tools that work very well for doing certain things, and there’s a reason they’ve been around longer, in some cases, than your parents have been alive, you nitwits. Yeah, OK, I am not, and will never be, one of the Cool Web 2.0 Kids, but I’m also betting my messaging application is a lot more robust, can be made a hell of a lot more secure, and is a lot easier to deal with than some crufted-on proprietary Web-based e-mail clone.