Friday, May 20, 2011

Spell it out

The more technology we have, the worse we communicate. I thought the telegraph was dead. It's been re-invented and now we have text messages. Broken language, partial thoughts, and of course, bad grammar.

There is a coolness and a power in cryptic communication. The sender sounds smart and of course, very busy (they don't have enough time to fully explain their communication to you).

I think we have turned bad communication into a hobby. We play with it all day. We have fun with it. It creates its own work (we have to spend time to explain what we didn't make clear after the vague message you sent yesterday and so on).

There is a simple solution: Spell it out. When in doubt, spell it out.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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