It seems likely that haiku will survive and most existentiallengthy phone conversations will not.When the phone was introduced, some thought it might be the end of the art of conversation. With the texts and emails and twitter and video chat, who knows where it's all going? There are so many ways to connect. Quicker, & more often (if desired).
With so many words, I think we are learning to choose them more carefully. One would hope.
above: vintage sartorialist, vintage phone