The problem with being shy is that any technology that makes you more accessible is disturbing.
Take instant messaging. IM is old by now, but is really just hitting critical mass and becoming part of the way we communicate. I know I should use it, but the idea of people talking to me when I'm quietly hiding out makes me a little queasy. So it's hard to be inspired to learn.
That said -- sometimes I really want to "talk" with someone but don't want to talk to do it. Writing is ideal, and I have a lot of loved ones (church folks especially) I want to hear from almost anytime.
So I downloaded Trillian today and started signing up for services -- Yahoo and AIM and whatever else.
Welcome to the 20th century, Elane.