Alfred Bester's novel The Demolished Man was initially published (in Galaxy magazine) with such character names as “T8”, “$$son”, “@kins” and “¼maine” (a precursor to SMS-speak). The subsequent book publication greatly toned down the use of such abbreviations. Short of locating old issues of Galaxy, is the original version available somewhere?
My copy is packed away somewhere, but it has this cover:
... and it has the SMS-ish abbreviations. According to the web page where I found that picture, it's the 5th printing by Signet.