From a pub conversation with Old Man Roscoe: so often, electronic communication snarls you up. Its so easy for small disagreements to blow up; for genuine disagreements to get entrenched; to lose any fellow-feeling for the people, or fleeting electronic blobs, that you’re “conversing” with. I see this at work, time and again: an email conversation degenerates into near-warfare, and is only saved when one party or another has the sense not to press “send” but instead wanders off and talks to the other person, at which point sanity prevails.
No wonder all this blog-based “discourse” is doomed.
* Hostilities – ATTP.
* Lousy Wages Are The Universe’s Way Of Telling You To Go Do Something Else – Timmy, of course.
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