In praise of phones

A while back–years ago, maybe–there was an inter-blog symposium on how bloggers hated talking on the phone. Hated it. Preferred talking on IM or gchat or gmail.

I ask, belatedly, why? Phone calls don’t take much time. You can’t accidentally ignore them, as I often do with IMs and gchats, as I am constantly ignoring my email window to head out of my seat or–shock–talk on the phone.