When you think about it, the Internet has totally transformed the way in which we communicate. What might once have taken you several weeks to track someone down to find out the information you needed, now, thanks to the wonders of online chat and email, takes mere days:
18:00 Me: Hello.
20:25 Carolyn: helo, hello helllloooooo
20:50 Me: Sorry we missed each other.
22:23 Carolyn (via email): me too
20:45 Me: Hello.
21:17 Carolyn: hi
22:36 Me: Are you there?
22:53 Carolyn (via email): No!
22:54 Carolyn: Are YOU there?
22:55 Me: Yes! Hellooooo!!!
22:57 Me (via email): Just missed you again!
20:40 Me: Hello!?! Are you there this time?
20:42 Me: Hello?!
20:42 Carolyn: yes.
20:43 Me: Result!
...I've forgotten what I was going to say now!
19:18 Carolyn: How do you make licorice mead?
So much easier than a phone call!