On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 8:36 AM, Mark Mielke <mark at mark.mielke.cc> wrote:
>  No - I don't think so. Team messages have been fine for tracking team
> efforts for over a decade. Voice is more efficient. There is really no
> reason it NEEDS to have separate channels. Some people might not be able to
> figure out the new protocols, just like some people never used team messages
> appropriately.

There is an important difference with the two mediums. With text
messages one can scan several lines of messages in a second or two. If
5 people are talking all at once it will be much harder to parse out
the individual meaning and then rank it accordingly this is trivial if
one is a fast reader. Also one need not compensate for variables such
as word slurring, speed, pitch, volume, all which can affect how
readily the message will be received.