As long as people remember to write humourously and wittily, rather than simply typing what they would say, stripping their dry delivery of all the necessary non-verbal modifiers like a grin or raised eyebrows, we should not need beware so many raging open flames.
Fortunately, this being a rather literary-minded forum, think that many of the folks hereabouts have grokked this.
Ugh. Just felt a chill run down my spine when I thought about your new version arriving at the kings and queens and what evil emoticons would be birthed because of it.
I'm going to get those yellow stinking smileys for what they did to Fritz...