Yesterday I was hanging out with a friend who has a dumbphone and he was lamenting the time he wastes composing texts. When I mentioned that I was pretty speedy with T9 in my day he stared at me blankly. And then he asked me a question that I thought I would never hear again. “What’s T9?” As waves of early 2000s nostalgia washed over me, I began picking out words on his phone’s virgin, unadapted T9. And it was pretty great.
Were you a T9 whiz? Do you still use it? Did you hate it from the start? Hash it out below.