I was reading digg today on my lunch break and ran into this article (Link). So a professor from the UK wants the English speaking world to lower itself to text messaging standards...
I think we would lose the artistic side to the English language, as well as the ability to present ourselves through words (there was a great post in the digg comments comparing writing to dressing for a date...)
So... wut arr yor thots? Shood we just giv in tu spelling foneticallee?
Also... I know I'm not one who should be criticizing others for their spelling, but nobody's perfect :P