World Record Texting

from the they-keep-records-for-this-stuff? dept

It’s amazing the sort of stuff they keep track of for world records these days. However, for the “thumb generation” there’s a new standard to aspire to. Already considered the world’s fastest text message writer, James Trusler, has set a new world record for speed texting on his mobile phone by tapping out “The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.” in 67 seconds. The article doesn’t get into the (oh so important) details like what type of phone he used and whether it had helpful software like T9 to make texting faster. Of course, how do you judge such records when the technology is always changing? Is it fair to compare someone texting on a regular keypad against someone using a full Treo keyboard? What about the new DigitWireless phones with letter keys spaced between the number keys? There are going to be a lot of sub-categories for this record set.

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