Send me a note, or call.
The grail hasn’t been reached. What is the grail? Universal contact, a merging of the various synchronous and asynchronous ways of talking to other humans. Facebook’s new messaging system isn’t bad – it is close. It misses voice, and requires you to be in Facebook, which isn’t onerous, but isn’t my preference. But I like its merging of the various kinds of conversations you’ve had with another human.
What is missing from all of these systems is a universal address. I want one address, let’s say “E30110F43AA” to represent “me”. You can call that. Text it. Send it a package.
Now maybe “email@example.com” can be that, someday. But for now… it isn’t.