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>
"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
the result of reflection and composition, while spoken communication
almost always extemporaneous if not spontaneous, we now encounter all
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
exclusive-rather-than-inclusive "we" (which might include ancient
tut-tutting "lucernam redolet"?) prefer fast to slow.
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