Do you believe Congress must understand all the details of how cellular networks or Internet service providers work in order to legislate concerning these topics?
It might not hurt if they own a cell phone.
That's my issue with the average congressman, or CEO for that matter. They're just out of touch. It isn't that they don't know how texting works. They don't think of it as something an ordinary person would do.
I heard a story from a previous boss about the president of the R&D division blowing up because his printer was out of paper (and not realizing that was why it wasn't printing). This was in the late 90s, the company was one most people would consider a "technology" company though it was not IT, and the person in question held a Ph.D.
Surround somebody with an army of assistants for a decade and it seems like they forget how to put on their clothes in the morning.