I miss “hello” (Updated)

It used to be that, when your phone rang, you had no idea who was calling. Today it’s almost impossible not to know. Now, instead of saying a friendly, “Hello?” upon answering, we just launch into the conversation. “Hey, Jane. So are you coming at 1:00 or not?”

I miss the “hello.”

Update: Matthew Bischoff reminds me of the first iPhone TV ad. Hello?