I too prefer asynchronous communication over "real-time" & email over over slack, etc.

For various reasons for the past year or so I've been either lurking on Silklist or just ignoring it. But I've got all the messages archived, so if I want to get a sense of what y'all have been talking about of late it's easy to do so, at my own convenience. Because there are real conversations here, not just hastily-written cryptic texts, I feel comfortable joining back in.


On 2018-08-10 03:45, Ashim D'Silva wrote:
I prefer asynchronous communication for just that
reason (email vs phone), but slack replacing email for instance is just
speeding things back up again.

On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:32 AM Dave Long <dave.l...@bluewin.ch> wrote:

"Slow" and "fast" might be better words for what we used to call
"literate" and "oral" communication styles*.

Although written communication one thousand years ago was almost always the result of reflection and composition, while spoken communication was almost always extemporaneous if not spontaneous, we now encounter all four
quadrants in common use:

fast spoken - oral communication
fast written - texting (conversational online comments?)
slow spoken - prepared speeches, lectures, etc.
slow written - literate communication (epistolary mailing lists?)


What about podcasts: are they generally fast or slow?

* this would also explain why a recent BBC article claimed "we" prefer
texting to email, when my preference is the opposite; I'm guessing their exclusive-rather-than-inclusive "we" (which might include ancient romans,
tut-tutting "lucernam redolet"?) prefer fast to slow.


Ashim D’Silva
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