There is talk that email is fast becoming the old way of communicating. Those in the know are proclaiming texting and Twitter to be the best way to keep someone informed, up-to-date and instaneously in the loop. Slaves to their smart phones certainly have a point. It's easier to send out short bursts of information with bad spelling than to write a thoughtful memo. And sometimes that's all that's needed. But in the meantime, email is still required for opening online accounts and sending more than a sentence or two.