Is it just me or is the art of lively conversation with a warm blooded, real person who happens to be standing in front of you dying away in favour of staring into a screen to let people know what we're doing, how we are feeling, what we think about this and that, etc.?
(sounds a little hypocritical coming from someone who spends her day sitting in front of a computer, voicing her opinion to a virtual audience? Believe it or not, while I love doing what I do, I find nothing more enjoyable than face to face interaction, big or small with an actual person. I'm just funny like that!)