jem at apposite.com.au
Mon Dec 17 14:14:04 WST 2001
> Gartner reports a massive down turn in the boat anncor industry and
> recomends that companys consider alteritive technology exit stratergeys
> we see the most potential in a new technology called 'EATCDS' Emergancy
> Aresstor Track Chaff Distribution system which uses mulched hardware in
> downhill truck arrester beds.
Sadly an otherwise quite well written piece ruined by bad spelling. I mean sure, spelling as some sort of 'individual creativity' or simply because you can't spell... but it certainly ruins otherwise good humour. No rhythm.
Ov kourse sum wud argyu thet spelling isnt that importnt, but obviusly they dunt understand hoew the brain 'Groks' thu ritten language- whitch isnt foneticilly, but visuelly. Which is why English language maintains all sorts of anachronistic words and pronunciations: they are indicative of origins and common meaning, often visual *not* phonetic. Good writing shifts the burden of conveying the message to the author... where it probably should be.
See also the 'Injection Myth' of conversation, which is "If I repeat this often enough they will understand", also known as "Nagging Mother Syndrome". (The missed point is, as an audience, why do I care that noise is coming out of your mouth?)
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