Just had an amusing case of passing a message along electronically at the Telco conference I am at.
A journalist wanted to take a photo outside of the guest speaker from British Telecom but didn’t want to be disruptive by going up the front to ask him. So he IMs me to ask if I could text message a colleague sitting next to the BT speaker, asking him to show this message to the person on his right asking if he could come outside for a photo. Thanks to silent ring modes, it got through, saw the cell phone get handed over to the BT speaker, and IM’d back to the journalist that he would be outside shortly for the photo.
A small thing, but quite amusing for some reason.