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phreNic's picture

what are we communicating?

I think that for a technology to be able to be used in multitasking, means that in some form it's use and or content must be brief.  No matter how intense a conversation we seem to have with someone via text messages, we will always whittle it down to the most abbreviated form that we think accurately conveys what we are saying.  But there is always a chance of losing meaning and understanding when not just messages themselves, but words and emotions have standard abbreviated forms.  What happens when the message is decoded very wrong?  Or even just slightly wrong?  How accurate do we care to be? 

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