IM- and chat-speak are not the wave of the future. They are the wave of the past. Language Log quotes Noah Webster’s proposed spelling changes:
Thus greef should be substituted for grief; kee for key; beleev for believe; laf for laugh; dawter for daughter; plow for plough; tuf for tough; proov for prove; blud for blood; and draft for draught.
They aren’t idiots, they are classicists. I still hate them.