If we really do ever have a "War of the Worlds" this is a great way to start it. At the very least, given the inanity of the average text message; I'm guessing any intelligent life out there won't think the same of us.
Maybe we can beam out our Facebook profiles into the great beyond while we're at it. Who wants to throw out the first snowball at the Klingons?
I hate to be pithy on Christmas Eve. But, how does a dotcom that sells overpriced text messages to shoot off into space (as in the "Final Frontier") get funding in times like these?
For you last minute shoppers, the good news: you don't have to worry about getting it delivered by tomorrow somewhere here on Terra Firma. Just a thought!
Last updated: Dec 24, 2008
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio