New Length Measurement standard

I am writing a paper today, and I obsessively keep checking the word
count and character count. I do this mostly because the paper has to
be a certain length (1500 words if you care).

As I was doing this I started to think of the idea of the length of a
conversation and using SMS. Why don’t we measure conversations and
papers in how many SMS messages it is, because SMS is becoming the new
way to communicate. No one calls anyone any more, and if we start
thinking of papers in SMS lengths we would be able to understand truly
how long it is.

I’m really not sure what I’m saying here, but it might be important in
some cultural sense.